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30 minutes at 7:26. >> have a great weekend. we'll see you on monday. >> have a great weekend. good morning. combative and confrontational, joe biden and paul ryan come out swinging in their one and only vice presidential debate. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of malarkey. >> mr. vice president, i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for last round. >> without a clear winner, did the debate matter? leon panetta issues a warning about computer hackers, a scenario he describes as a possible cyber pearl harbor that could be as destructive as the 9/11 attacks. we are live at the pentagon. and hello brooklyn, the legendary barbara streisand takes the stage in her hometown
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for the very first time. ♪ beneath the moon, the stars and under the sun ♪ >> the homecoming concert, decades in the making, friday, october 12, 2012. from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012 with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, welcome to "today" on friday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, i'm savannah guthrie. what a night. where were you in the debate? >> second row of the yankee game. i went to see the yankee game, but tivoed it and watched this morning. >> with a clear cut winner and loser in this debate unclear, it was the chance for a face to
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face between joe biden and paul ryan, did their best to make it count. >> they clashed on a wide range of topics, everything from the economy to iran, even some social issues and in stark contrast to the first presidential debate, this one was animated. let's get straight to chuck todd in danville, kentucky. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it was a tale of two different debate strategies with joe biden trying to calm down supporters, still upset over president obama's performance last week. he went with the kitchen sink approach, while paul ryan embraced the old do no harm strategy. >> when we look weak, our adversaries are more willing to test us, more brazen in attacks. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of mal arch ee. >> reporter: joe biden played the role of attack dog, gesturing, interrupting, laughing, making his presence felt when paul ryan was speaking. >> under a romney
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administration, we will have credibility on this issue. >> vice president biden. >> incredible. >> thank heavens we have these sanctions in place, it is in spite of their opposition. >> oh, god. >> it has been discredited by six other studies. over 100 criminal investigations. >> go ahead. >> reporter: at one point, biden seemed to hold back cursing. >> this is a bunch of stuff. >> what does that mean. >> it is irish. we irish call it malarkey. >> reporter: he pushed back a few times. >> mr. vice president, i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for lost rounds, but i think people would be better served if we don't keep interrupting each other. >> reporter: biden deployed many attacks that obama didn't. like the 47% remark. >> shouldn't be surprising for a guy that says 47% of the
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american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives. >> mitt romney is a good man, he cares about 100% of americans in this country. with respect to that quote, i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. >> reporter: defending the stimulus, biden stayed aggressive. >> you did ask for stimulus money. >> on two occasions we advocated for constituents applying for grants. that's what we do, we do that for all constituents applying for grants. >> i love it. this is a bad program, writes a letter saying the reason we need the stimulus, it will create growth and jobs. his words. and now he is sitting here -- >> reporter: and he went after ryan's stance on abortion. >> my friend says he accepts
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governor romney's position now. in the past, he has argued that there was rape. >> reporter: it featured a heavy dose of of foreign policy. biden struggled to explain why the white house had so many explanations of the terrorist attack in benghazi. >> we said what the intelligence community told us they knew, that was the assessment. as the intelligence community changed their view, we made it clear they changed their view. >> this is more troubling by the day. first blamed the youtube video, now try to blame romney/ryan. >> reporter: then he came close to using that attack on dan quayle. >> cut tax rights by 20%, preserve important preferences for middle class taxpayers. >> not mathematically possible. >> it is mathematically possible, been done before, it is precisely what we are proposing. >> it has never been done.
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>> it has been done a couple times. >> tax cuts increase growth. >> now you're jack kennedy. >> ronald reagan -- >> reporter: it is a busy day today for three of the four guys on the ticket. mitt romney is on his way from north carolina, in virginia later this evening, he meets up with paul ryan for a big joint event in ohio. joe biden is going to paul ryan's home state of wisconsin. meanwhile, president obama actually has sort of a down day at the white house, though he does have a dinner with a bunch of campaign supporters. matt? >> chuck todd, thank you very much. rachel maddow is the host of msnbc's rachel maddow show. coffee is on me. going s debate, everybody said the goal of joe biden was to steady the ship, calm the nerves on the democratic side. did he do that? >> absolutely. democrats are psyched joe biden had a great night. you said at the top there was no clear winner and that may be, but it was important for the
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democrats that paul ryan not be the clear winner. most democrats, i don't know about independents, but most democrats think joe biden won. >> i think there's no winner because of joe biden's style, his demeanor. if we learned anything, they matter as much as substance, occasionally more. do you think biden was overamped and that detracted from his performance? >> it seemed like aggression, not like cool distancing with the proceedings, which was the problem with the president's performance and style first time around. biden aggression is both expected and the laughing thing was essential messaging don't believe what this guy is saying, i can't believe this guy. it had a messaging function rather than just being a display of his emotion. >> paul ryan, he is a numbers guy. on the subjects of the economy, jobs, spending, taxes, how did he do? >> he had a couple problems on basic numbers issues. tried to make the case the unemployment rate is going up,
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made the case of scranton versus gainesville, it was interesting that biden jumped in aggressively to shut him down. it is true, unemployment is pol not paul ryan's wheelhouse and i think that spoke to mr. biden's strength, but, you know, those issues they both feel confident talking about the middle class. it's a question of whether or not it resonates. >> we know joe biden, americans know him. watched him in the senate and watched him now for almost four years as vice president. not as many people know paul ryan. this was his first major test on a stage like this. did we learn anything about paul ryan last night that will impact the election? >> yes, and that's what i think is so exciting about this debate. whoever you want to win, what was exciting about it is all this new ground was covered mostly by joe biden pinning paul ryan down on stuff that we weren't sure if the romney/ryan ticket is going to stick with. he is in favor of privatizing
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social security and overturning "roe v. wade" and making abortion criminal. on afghanistan, nobody has pressed them on afghanistan. now we know they are going to stick to the 2014 deadline but they also think that deadline is dangerous and a bad idea. that's the sign of a campaign that hasn't been pressed very much on that issue, that it made so little sense when they had to. >> very quickly, you obviously think biden won, but would you acknowledge that ryan passed the threshold test proving he was a plausible president and vice president if the need arose? >> on everything except foreign policy. i think paul ryan was out of his depth on foreign policy. maybe it wasn't fair to have him with a foreign correspondent moderator and former chair of the senate foreign relations committee there talking about foreign policy. there he bottomed out, and other than that he did just fine. >> we'll see you tonight on msnbc. >> we want to turn and take another perspective on the debate. we'll talk to michael smerconish, a nationally syndicated talk show host. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> i'll start with the question i asked of rachel. the job of paul ryan was to hold
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on to the republican momentum, do you think he did that? in your mind is there a clear winner in this debate? >> i thought paul ryan turned in a very strong performance. in a word i thought that he was workman-like. he had never been, savannah, on a stage like that before. joe biden has been around that track as a presidential candidate, as a vice presidential candidate. i thought last night in many respects resembled "meet the press" more than it did a story like a debate, and joe biden is very skilled in that realm, but there's no shame in paul ryan's performance. i thought that particularly the gop base will love what they saw. he did not tack towards the center. he re-established his conservative bona fide, and probably each of the bases got what they were looking for out of that debate. >> let's talk about independent voters, michael, and they say that the economy is the issue they care about most. did paul ryan accomplish what he had to there? did he make his case or his case and governor romney's case for the way they will handle the economy? >> you know, i have to disagree
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with what i heard rachel say a moment ago. i thought that paul ryan handled himself just fine on foreign policy and kept benghazi -- the whole situation in libya in play, and to your question, matt, i thought that joe biden got the edge relative to the economy because he did all of those things that the president failed to do. what was most stunning to me last night was the contrast, not between biden and ryan, but between biden and obama. joe biden let absolutely nothing pass. he took all that low-hanging fruit, and so with regard to the economy, he talked about the 47%. he talked about the bailout of detroit and constantly took his game to paul ryan, so on the economy i gave the edge to biden. >> very quickly, michael. vice presidential debates historically don't really matter that much at the end of the day with regard to the election. would you say the same about this one? >> no, i wouldn't. you know, bush 41, savannah, used to talk about the big mo, and the big mo, big momentum has clearly been on the republican
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side of the ledger. i think that was thwarted last night, and what joe biden did was set the table for the next presidential debate. what will be interesting to see is whether president obama now mimics the debate style of joe biden. >> all right. michael smerconish, good to get your perspective this morning. thanks so much. >> thanks, michael. >> a lot of people reacting to this debate. online more than 4 million tweets were sent during the 90-minute showdown. >> needless to say a lot from celebrities, bill mahr who tweeted, hello, 911. there is an old man beating a child on tv, of course, referring to biden's body language which a lot of people were talking about on twitter. >> keeping in mind which side bill mahr tends to take. we're looking at some of the photos right now. actually some interesting sights have cropped up, including biden's smirk or@bidensmirk or @bidensmiling. his gestures were the star of the night. >> there's an @laughingjoebiden
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and a lot of jokes on twitter whether biden secretly might have had an ipad on podium and was watching "blazing saddles." >> i think we've seen photos from the podium. we'll talk about that at the second. >> meanwhile, people have been analyzing paul ryan's demeanor, and we noticed something there, too. this is a thirsty guy. he drank a lot of water, and it's kind -- saw some funny things on twit bertha. people say he's really going to have to go after this debate. >> it's a 54-year-old man i would have had to get up two or three times during the debate had i done that, and the thirdite them a we want to talk about is apparently at some point a photographer took a shot down at the notes that were being taken, in particular by joe biden, and -- and shot those. now, some of the things that were on there, says no apology, egyptian people, bob gates. i'm not sure whether vice president biden was intending for that to be photographed or just put up there -- by accident. i don't think that that's something that we should be privy to.
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i think candidates in this situation under the pressure they are under should be entitled to make any note they want and keep it private, but, again, he did kind of put it right up there. >> so the photographers couldn't help but snap away. then again nothing too exciting on that page. just some notes. no smoking gun or anything like that. >> yeah, exactly. let's get a check of the morning's top stories with natalie over at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone, defense secretary leon panetta is delivering a stark warning that the u.s. could soon face a cyber pearl harbor if the nation doesn't strengthen digital security. nbc's chief pentagon correspondent jim mick cheklasz has the very latest. >> reporter: secretary panta warned cyber attacks on america could be just as destructive as those attacks on 9/11 here in new york and at the pentagon. he warned attacks on america's critical electric and water systems could actually be devastating, and for the first time pentagon officials are
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revealing that it was iran behind a series of attacks recently on america's major banking systems. now, secretary panetta called for a nationwide effort for government and business to build an entire skilled army of cyber warriors to confront this threat, but he had a very ominous warning. he reminded everybody that early warning signs of the 9/11 attacks here in america went largely ignored. he said that cannot happen again, that we are now in a pre- 9/11 moment, and the terrorists are plotting. >> jim miklaszewski at the pentagon, thanks, jim. police in pakistan say they have arrested three suspects involved in the attack on 14-year-old activist malala yousafzai. she was gunned down on a school bus tuesday, targeted by the taliban for her fearless advocacy for girls' education. she remains in critical condition. the alleged mastermind of the attack, a top taliban commander,
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is still at large. lebanese militant group hezbollah has declared that a drone downed over israel last week was theirs. israeli officials say the drone appeared to have been manufactured in iran, longtime ally of hezbollah. and a winner for this year's nobel peace prize this morning. in a unanimous decision the committee awarded this year's prize to the european union for its landmark role in history uniting the continent. the award downplays the current eurozone debt crisis, straining its 17 nations. investigators searching for a missing 10-year-old girl in colorado are appealing to the public for help in finding her apparent abductor. meantime today, police expect to positive positively identify a body near the spot where jess "k" ridgeway disappeared one week ago. officials say the condition of the body has delayed identification and gave no indication of its age or gender. street and cnbc's mandy drury at the new york stock exchange for us. mandy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you
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as well, natalie. so far the s&p 500 index has had its biggest weekly drop and after hitting a record high two weeks ago apple stock is now at a two-month low. elsewhere, microsoft says a new version of its office software, many of us use, that is going to be available in the first quarter of next year. have a great weekend. back to you. >> all right. you, too, mandy, take care. well, if the v.p. debate didn't provide enough fireworks, check out this moment from the congressional campaign trail in california last night where rival democratic congressman brad sherman and howard berman nearly turned verbal sparring into hand-to-hand combat. sherman put his arm around rival representative berman, yanked him to his chest, and challenged him to a fight saying, quote, do you want to get into this? a police officer actually had to jump in there and separate the two. it's 7:17 right now. back to savannah, matt, and al.
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where's the siecivility? >> our democracy at work. and they are in the same party, right? >> exactly the thriller in manila though. >> exactly. >> you want a piece of this? come on. >> mr. roker, what's going on? >> i'm doing okay. let's see how the rest of us are doing weather-wise. we've got a risk of severe storms stretching from dallas all the way to chicago and minneapolis today. a threat of damaging winds. look at this, in fact. as we head on into tomorrow, we're looking at this risk of strong storms. can you see them firing up all the way from minneapolis and back down into texas. rainfall amounts, anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of rain, from oklahoma city all the way up to milwaukee. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning to you. you made it to friday. 7:18 now. you can see overcast conditions in san jose. we have some showers coming down on 101 from gilroy to morgan hill, so let's take it right to the radar this morning. we'll continue to see this very
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isolated pattern as we head throughout the first part of the day. by this afternoon, temperatures will warm up into the 70s. 71 degrees in livermore, 71 in fairfield and just 63, jacket weather has returned to the city by the bay. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> all right, al. thank you. barbara streisand is one of the world's most successful performers entertaining all around the globe and never in her hometown of brooklyn, until now. nbc's mara schiavocampo is live with more. mara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. last night this place was packed with excited fans clamoring for a chance to see streisand's first ever performance here in brooklyn. now, of course, she was born and raised here, but until now, she has never returned for a show. >> hello, brooklyn! >> reporter: it was a homecoming a lifetime in the making. ♪ that face >> reporter: barbra streisand's first ever performance in her native brooklyn, one fans have waited decades for. >> i worked my butt off to get
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tickets for tonight. i'm like, it's brooklyn. it's her first show here. >> reporter: coming from all over the world. >> seriously. >> reporter: you came just from france? >> yeah. >> reporter: including, of course, brooklyn. you were born in brooklyn? >> born in brooklyn, went to ps-36. >> reporter: for the newly erected barclays center, which seated nearly 19,000, a performance for striesand was an obvious choice, bringing their most famous superstar home. ♪ beneath the moon, the stars >> when you come back and perform and your family and friends are there, you know, and you're being a star in front of them and, you know, down the street from where you grew up, i mean, that's got to have an extra special allure. >> reporter: born in 1942, striesand grew up in the flat bush section of brooklyn.
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>> i came from brooklyn. we sat on the stoops. people hung out windows. it was -- there was no air conditioning, you know. it was great. >> reporter: since then the actress, singer, director has risen to the top of the entertainment world. babs, as her fans adoringly call her, has won virtually every award there is, including oscars, emmys, grammys, and golden globes. but for streisand, who has performed in new york city several times, playing close to home is one of the greatest honors of all as she told "today's" meredith vieira in 2009. >> you said tonight you came full circle. this was full circle. >> mm-hmm. yeah, where i was and where i am, back to the beginning, but second time around. ♪ memories >> reporter: returning to an old stomping ground to create new memories. ♪ memories >> reporter: now, that first show sold out so quickly that a second performance was added for saturday. that one also sold out, so, savannah, she's clearly still a diva in demand.
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>> mara, did i hear you singing a little bit on that? >> reporter: i got into the spirit a little bit as well. can't deny it. >> as you should. mara schiavocampo, thank you. just ahead, a warning before you get your chimney checked this season. will you be burned by the companies you call? a rossen report hidden camera, investigation, and then later a face only a mother could love. we'll introduce you to one of new york's newest residents, but first, this is "today" on nbc. measures... measure up. money to our schools. "misleading." out here. it. but there's hope. straight to our schools... keeps it there. politicians. yes on thirty-eight.
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great taste kids love plus calcium and fiber kids need. it is 7:26. good morning action everybody. i'm jon kelley. we start with breaking news. a massive fire at a san francisco restaurant right now affecting three main muni lines in the city this morning. christie smith is on the scene. what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning to you, jon. big impact on the west portal neighborhood and for commuters trying to get to work this morning. i want to show you the reason first and that is because the squat & gobble restaurant on west portal still burning this morning. partial collapse of the roof. it also spread to a wine bar, dental office and two r residential units, likely started in the kitchen. big impact on the muni k, l and m lines, not runny because they can't get through the we west portal tunnel.
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i wanted to show you a picture back here live. the trains sit here, the people get off and get on a bus. the l line goes to 19th. no word on when the tunnel will reopen. in san francisco, i'm christie smith. jon, back to you. >> thank you very much. of course the muni lines heavily affected. mike inouye will talk about traffic. what's it look like? >> k, l and m lines all affected. we'll show you the map of the areas by the west portal station. undoubtedly affecting a surface street because the shuttles have to stake some route that's not the rails. already seeing some slowing heading toward highway 1. and a new accident on the freeways nearby getting off of that bay bridge. the upper deck reports of a five-car accident, injuries and a couple of lanes blocked. this is a big problem coming over from oakland. b.a.r.t. not reporting any delays. we do have some rain that hey be in the forecast coming up. christina, what's going on? >> we've got showers out there
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right now. mike, good morning to you. murky skies over san francisco. look at this giants flag, we're so proud of our boys, big win yesterday. temperatures are going to be cool at that and we're expecting showers for the first part of the day. we'll take that chance out by 4:00 p.m. 70 inland, 67 bayside and 64 at the coast. we'll have your seven-day forecast in just two minutes. back to you, jon. >> we're back in one-half hour. see you then. you've mastered the art of rising and shining.
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let's just gaze at this for a while. a rare, flawless 76-carat diamond, related to the hope diamond in the british crown jewels. it could fetch more than $15 million on the auction block and -- >> what do you do with a diamond that big? it can't be a ring. is that just a pendant. >> that's a problem i'd like to have. >> see if we can figure that out. >> i will. >> get you a very heavy chain for that. >> exactly. 7:30 now on a friday morning, october 12th, 2012. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer. >> we'll have a guy on this show this morning who can probably afford to buy that diamond. we're talking about donald trump. he'll be here to reveal the new cast of "celebrity apprentice." this time there is a catch. he'll explain that.
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we'll also get his thoughts on the vice presidential debate as well. he was live tweeting during it last night. >> oh, okay, good. get ready to say, oh. the orphaned baby walrus. look at that face. getting a second chance at life at the new york aquarium and already winning fans around here. >> and as the weather gets a little bit colder, now's the time to get your fireplace inspected, but will the chimney company charge you for repairs that you don't need? wait until you see the results of our hidden camera rossen reports investigation. >> all right. we want to begin with a fictional horror movie that turned into a real life horror. that's what happened to the director of a low budget slasher movie called "smiley" released today. nbc's mike taibbi has the details on this story. mike, good morning? here's the problem for michael gallagher. the bad guys in his website include a shadoey website and hacker group who has in the past penetrated government agencies and personal lives and once the
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online entities were mentioned in the film, gallagher and those close to him were targeted. >> tried to kill me. >> reporter: title character "smiley" is an urban legend killer who prowls for victims in the dark corners of the internet. >> you called smiley, and he came. >> reporter: dark corners that include the controversial message board 4chan and the hacker group anonymous. just a plot device, gallagher says, based on what is known about those so-called hacktivists. >> they communicate by sending pornographic images and gore and violence and very disturbing messages. >> reporter: gallagher, 23, and his 24-year-old lead actor, shane dawson, are internet entrepreneurs who have been posting videos for years on youtube and other sites. between them they have so many followers that the trailer for "smiley" has had nearly 18 million hits, many since gallagher made it known that personal details about him and about others involved in the film were all over the internet and creating havoc.
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>> and not only posting that information but then detailing plans of what they want people to do to me. i mean, there's lots of death threats, very obscene and horrible things they talk about myself and girlfriend and even our dog. >> reporter: gallagher's girlfriend, a co-star in the film, was rattled by the scores of threats she's received. >> it's been very, very tough. yeah, it's been emotional >> reporter: dawson, no stranger to negative reaction to his own earlier videos realize quickly hacktivists are a different sort. >> you're not supposed to really talk about them, a different sort. >> reporter: the self-described anonymous poster who asked that his identity be obscured told nbc news the threats against the film-makers are no surprise to him. >> i think that anybody who has hung around the internet long enough knows that death threats are thrown around like they are nothing. i think that what's happening is that they are using this as
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harassment in the extreme. for them it's sort of okay, you -- you used your death threat and that's -- you know, that provoked the reaction you want. therefore it's funny. therefore that's what they wanted out of it. >> reporter: gallagher has turned over threatening posts and voice mails to the fbi. >> they understand the severity of what's happening. >> reporter: and so does one cyber security expert who says the threats to gallagher cannot be dismissed. >> i think what he is facing is a bunch of hackers who are taunting him and saying look what you have done, don't mess with us. >> reporter: well, "smiley" opens tonight in select amc theaters nationwide, and it will be interesting to see the box office numbers and the dvd sales are like for a movie really about life in the digital age imitating art, imitating life. savannah? >> let me comprehend that. mike typy in los angeles, thanks so much. we want to turn now and get a check of the wetter from al. >> thanks so much, savannah. a little brisk out here. everybody feeling pretty good. got some friends here from
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nebraska who are very excited about nebraska, and your weather out west is going to be a big problem for nebraska later. all that moisture makes its way in. look at this. we've got three big systems making their way into the pacific northwest and that's going to bring a lot of rain over the next 72 hours into parts of the pacific northwest, all the way down into northern california, and we've got a frigid start here in the northeast. saturday we've got freeze warnings and freeze watches in effect from cleveland all the way to portland, maine, and as far south as washington, d.c. the lows on saturday, 41 in d.c., 38 in new york. look at binghamton, new york, 28 degrees and seranac lake, awfully chill, a temperature of 25. that's what's going on around . 7:35 friday morning. good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren. kind of a murky start. we've got showers on the radar. give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination safely. just saw all those headlights on the san mateo bridge.
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slick conditions all across the greater bay area. 67 in san jose. as we head throughout the weekend, there's a warmup on the way. up to 88 degrees. as we head through wednesday of next week so don't put away that summer wardrobe just yet. by the end of next week, friday into saturday, another round of rain on the way. >> that's your latest weather. good thing it's going to be chilly. it's perfect football weather. just in time for sunday night "football night in america." the packers head into reliant stadium to take on the houston texans. it's a retractable stadium, so don't worry about the inside, but if you're tailgating, look for a few showers and some thunderstorms. temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. that's on sunday night "football night in america." >> all right, al. thanks. coming up next, chimney companies put to the test. will you be charged for unnecessary repairs? our hidden camera rossen
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we're back now at 7:40 and this morning on "rossen reports," putting chimney companies to the test. so what really happens when you call them to inspect your fireplace? well, today national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is here with more on that. jeff, good morning. >> hey, matt, good morning. one of the only things i like about the cold weather we get to use the fireplace. we all love it, but experts say your chimney, if it's in the in good condition, it can be dangerous, even set your house on fire. that's why you hire those chimney companies it make sure
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everything is safe. so we're calling them to our house. will we get burned? this morning we're going undercover. ♪ chestnuts roasting on an open fire ♪ >> reporter: there's nothing quite like it, snuggling with the family in front of a warm, crackling fire. >> get the camera out of my [ bleep ] face, bro. >> reporter: but these chimney guys. >> i'm not [ bleep ] kidding, man. >> don't touch the camera. >> reporter: aren't in the mood. >> can you get the camera off of me now? >> reporter: we hired them to inspect our chimney, so what would we find? >> did your boss tell you to clean this chimney whether it needed it or not? >> reporter: we rented this home in suburban new york with a fireplace and chimney in good working condition. we know because we had three certified chimney experts inspect it from top to bottom, using high-tech video cameras. >> the chimney is in good condition. >> reporter: inspecting for water damage, even going on the
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roof to check the cap and the crown. >> safety-wise, it's in excellent condition. >> reporter: we had the chimney swept and recalked. >> i've been doing this for 30 years. >> reporter: we even brought in one of the nation's top experts, ashley eldridge, a director at the chimney safety institute of america. he confirmed our chimney's in good shape. so if a company says you need repairs today. >> that's not true. >> reporter: we wired up our house with 11 hidden cameras, putting them in birdhouses, on the roof, even in the fireplace itself. >> good boy. >> reporter: then we had this mom melissa pose as a new homeowner. >> i'm calling to get my fireplace and chimney inspected. >> reporter: we had melissa call eight companies telling them she wants a full safety inspection. hi, how are you? >> reporter: one, by one the chimney techs arrived. >> getting up on the roof.
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>> reporter: in the control room in the basement watching with our expert. >> just removed it recently and my kids and everything else. >> i know where you're coming from. >> reporter: good news. after inspecting our chimney. honestly this thing is pretty clean. >> this company gives melissa the thumbs up. >> you're in relatively good shape with this thing. >> okay. >> reporter: four more companies show up. >> it's good. >> fine, good to go. >> brand new. >> everything looks perfect in there. it doesn't need a cleaning now. >> hi, how are you? >> reporter: this next company has a different opinion. >> yes, this is dirty. >> cleaning it is included in their inspection, no extra charge. so we let them. they say it's safe. >> you can use it today. >> reporter: hi, how are you? >> reporter: but if everything is fine, why did the next companies find problems that will cost us? this tech does a quick inspection and then has some scary news. >> does it need to be cleaned
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or -- >> yeah, it does because all this right here, you want to get this up, and that. >> yeah. >> that is what can start fires. >> reporter: a chimney fire? our experts say what he is pointing at is harmless debris that. can't start a fire. >> so that's something that is dangerous that i should get done before i make a fire? >> yes, you'd want to get done now, to be honest with you. >> reporter: charge for the inspection and cleaning. >> $139. >> reporter: hi, jeff rossen from nbc news. three certified experts look at this chimney, just swept recently and hasn't been used since and they say it's in good shape so why are you changing $139 to sweep the chimney. >> my boss said if it needed to be cleaned, to lean it. >> reporter: did your boss tell you to clean this chimney regardless of whether it needed a cleaning or not? his boss later told us he never tells his employees to do unnecessary work and asked to check our fireplace himself. >> that is dirty. >> reporter: our expert acknowledged that it could be cleaner, but amount of debris
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doesn't even come close to warrant a cleaning. can that cause a fire hazard? >> not as it is. >> reporter: he said it did. he said this can cause a chimney fire. >> he didn't use the word chimney fire, i don't believe. >> reporter: yes, he did. >> that is what can start chimney fires. >> reporter: the boss admits his tech only had a week of experience. as he may have been mistaken, but still stands behind him. >> hi, how are you? >> reporter: but this next company takes the repair list to a new level. >> first, i think we should clean the chimney. >> okay. >> which is 145. >> reporter: as it gets even pricier. he also says melissa needs a new ash door because it's rusted shut. >> 150 for the door on the bottom. >> reporter: and she needs water proofing. >> and water seal the chimney. >> water seal which is 475. >> reporter: he says it's necessary to fix a water problem. >> what happens is the water goes -- from the outside and starts to leach out of here,
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okay, and i see that here, okay, and if you let that go, this is going to look like hell after a while. >> reporter: but our expert says that white stuff is just part of the stone, not evidence of a water problem. >> it needs to be done anyway. the cleaning needs to be done, the water proofing needs to be done and the door needs to be done. >> reporter: his total price, $750. we have some questions. you stant by your 750 estimate. >> i'm a reputable company, and this is what i was thinking. >> reporter: he says he wasn't pushing our mom, just making recommendations. you're the expert and you tell this mom it has to be done. of course she's going to believe you. but our experts say it's in good shape right now, doesn't need the water sealing and doesn't need the door. >> dude, i've got to go. >> reporter: then he gets agitated. >> don't touch the camera. >> get out of my [ bleep ] face. >> reporter: his boss later said he agrees with his tech, the chimney needs those repairs and his company has many very satisfied customers.
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but our expert says in this industry there's little regulation. >> anyone who chooses to become a chimney sweep can with no formal training as all. >> reporter: who knows who is coming up to your front door. >> you don't. >> reporter: the best advice look for companies with trained text that are certified. if you want to find companies in your area, there's a link on our website right now, click on the rossen report section. there's a report for you, and by the way, matt, get your chimney swept or cleaned or inspected at least once a year. >> hats off to the four companies who came and did the exact same thing. love seeing that. mr. rossen, thanks very much. just ahead we'll call kathie lee and hoda to find out why kathie lee dropped a puppy on live tv. that's right after this. these fellas used capital one venture miles for a golf getaway. double miles you can actually use... but mr. single miles can't join his friends because he's getting hit with blackouts. shame on you.
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it is 7:56. good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelley. we continue following breaking news. a massive fire temporarily closing three muni lines in san francisco. we have a reporter on scene, christie smith. she is live in west portal right now. you've been watching this all unfold. what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning to you, jon. this four-alarm fire at a commercial building still having a huge impact here in the west portal neighborhood, especially if you ride the k, l and m muni light rail lines. what they're telling me this morning is be prepared for long delays. now, they're unable to get the light rail trains through the west portal tunnel because of all the fire equipment out here. i just talked with a spokesman, paul rose, who says the new shuttle locations, vicente and 15th. there are overhead electrical lines out here, of course, tied to these trains. they deenergized so when all the
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equipment is off the roads they will have to be inspected before going back online so they're just asking for everyone's patience. reporting live in san francisco, christie smith, "today in the bay." >> thank you very much. the fire affecting muni and of course muni shutdown affects the roads. mike inouye is here to tell us how to work around it. >> that's over in the we west portal area so surface street traffic will be a nightmare. this is just north of portola avenue. southbound side is very slow. watch that between vicente and uloa. otherwise getting into the city much better because the sig alert on the upper deck of the bay bridge was cleared. so slowing in all directions heading toward the embarcadero. we end with the san mateo bridge. we had some earlier rain and some mist and that caused westbound traffic to slam down so look at that wet pavement and just a little sprinkles causing everyone to hit the breaks, back to you. >> thank you, mike. for the latest traffic and news updates, check us out on nbc bay
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>> 8:00 on a friday. it's a chilly morning here in midtown, manhattan. we look around the corner on the 49th street here, inside there, the cast of the new "celebrity apprentice." that man there, donald trump's going to fire all but one of them. he will reveal the cast in a couple of minutes. we're going to ask mr. trump about the vice presidential debate. he is a major supporter of mitt romney ticket. we'll find out what he thought. >> i think he had his face on there. >> i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie and al roker.
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>> we have the star, the 76-carat variety. that diamond is worth $15 million. it's here. we're going to look at it. i think they might let us touch it. we cannot bring it home, unfortunately. >> a direct relative of the hope diamond but hope all you want, you're not getting that. >> diamonds have babies? >> yes, from the same mine. i learned that this morning. >> mine? mine? plus, on the friday whip we've got the hottest most exotic trend in food, fashion and beauty. we also want to remind you to make sure you send us your videos of show us your moves today. that's right. great contest we're running, if you want a chance to take part in october 26 dance-off on the plaza you'll go head to head with matt lauer, all you have to do is head to
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>> some really good entries so far. there is time for our dance party october 26th, matt, you were talking about -- >> not going to do gangham style. i'll do the fox trot with you. >> really? >> natalie has a check of all of the headlines. take it away. >> thanks, matt, savannah. good morning. democrat joe biden stayed on the offensive during last night's vice presidential debate pressing paul ryan on issues including abortion, tax cuts and mitt romney's statement that 47% of americans view themselves as victims. ryan fought back with statistics and a warning that president obama will raise taxes on the middle class. he brushed aside the vice president's aggressiveness by joking that biden was under a lot ofd duress. the retired space shuttle "endeavour" started its final road trip to the california science center. it rolled out for a 12-mile,
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two-day trip through city streets. hundreds of trees were cut down to clear the path. the city says many of the trees were slated for removal anyway. >> kellogg's is recalling nearly 3 million boxes of bite size frosted and unfrosted mini wheat cereals. there may be flecks of metal mesh from a faulty part. kelloggs's says there are no reports of injuries. the scandal could explode if a judge allows police to start releasing the names of alleged customers. 29-year-old instructor alexis pleaded not git tee running a prostitution ring out of her fitness studio. investigators say she secretly videotaped the encounters. >> now for a look at what's trending our roundup of what has you talking online. the new trailer for zero dark 30, an account of the hunt for
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osama bin laden. jessica chastaken plays an operative gathering clues on the al qaeda leader. >> you believe this story? >> osama bin laden. >> what part convinced you? >> her confidence. >> and zero dark 30. a beachcomber caught an eyeful of this eye ball that washed ashore in florida. the discovery went viral after it was on a facebook page. experts are trying to determine what type of sea creature it came from. >> and the rolling stones have released doom and gloom, their first single in more than six years. the classic example of apocalyptic rock. ♪
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>> it will be featured on the upcoming 50th anniversary collection, love the name, "grr." let's go back out to al for a check of the weather. >> not to be confused with arrr. there you go. we've got a brand new 10-year-old. what's your name? >> lucy. >> how does it feel to be double digits? >> awesome. >> all right. let's see what weather is awesome. as we check our pick city, lubbock, texas. not awesome, news channel 11, showers and storms, 78 degrees. and you look you can see heavy thunderstorms now making their way kentucky into tennessee. we've got wet weather stretching through the upper great lakes, on into new england. we're going to see wet weather later on in the northeast, a slight risk texas on into nebraska and kansas. wet weather in the pacific northwest, some mountain snows in the central rockies. that's what's
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. 8:05. friday morning. you made it to the end of the week. look at this. we have overcast skies from the east bay to sunol to san francisco. we have light showers courtesy of an area of low pressure that will not take a hike just yet. we have 71 in livermore and 67 in gilgilroy. we have a warm up. 82 degrees inland. >> and that's your latest >> coming up next donald trump is here and we'll reveal the new cast of the "celebrity apprentice" coming up after this. apprentice" coming up right after this. [ dog 1 ] i am not a vegetarian! yeah, i might have ears like a rabbit... but i want to eat meat! [ male announcer ] iams knows dogs love meat. ...but most dry foods add plant protein, like gluten iams never adds gluten.
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i don't think anybody ever thinks they're going to get shingles. but it happened to me. for more of the inside story, visit we're back now at 8:10. "celebrity apprentice" is about to kick off its 13th season here on nbc, and for lucky number 13 donald trump is bringing back a group of all-stars from previous seasons. we'll unveil the cast in just a little while, but first donald trump, good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. >> you were live tweeting during the vice presidential debate last night. your overall impression, who won? >> really very even. both did a really good job, i have to say. ry different. but both were solid. it was not like the first debate where actually mitt was very good and the president had an off night. >> you know, can i say, a little
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surprised at your tweets because you are partisan in this. >> i am. >> and i thought you would be pumping ryan and saying what a great job and biden is bad, and you really were very much down the center of the road. >> very much like "the apprentice." i really am fair. i'm basically a fair person. i think the vice president did a great job, and i think both sides really did a good job, and very, very different. >> do you think that joe biden accomplished what some people said he had to accomplish last night which was to steady the ship and get momentum at least either back on the president's side or at least away from mitt romney. >> i do. he gave it a little energy, and, again, it was very good, two very talented guys, two good guys, but he gave it some energy. the democrats needed that. i'll tell you what. the president really got beaten by mitt, and they really needed a boost. so i don't say, you know, it wasn't a victory, but he did stabilize the ship. >> are you happy with the romney campaign right now? in the last couple of weeks he has clearly moved towards the center, way closer to the center than he was during the primaries
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and the early part of the campaign. his comments on abortion out in ohio. are you hearing from mitt romney what you want to hear from him right now? >> yes, i am. i think he's doing amazingly. it started with the debate. we were all a little bit worried for a while. he just knocked it out of the park in the debate, and you look at polls, he's generally winning. >> but you think he's the same candidate that you signed on with several months ago? >> i think he's a great candidate. >> same candidate? >> yes, i think he's a great candidate. >> let's get to your cast, okay? >> all right. >> got your teammates and your members of the cast for the 13th season of "celebrity apprentice." why don't we introduce them. we've get bret michaels, claude yo jordan, gary busey, lisa renner, littlejohn, dee snider. >> right. >> look at dennis, are you? >> brandy, and we have stephen baldwin, trace atkins who has become a big monster in the music world because of trump.
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i want like 10%. mary lou, the greatest memory of them all and penn gillette. i can't get tickets to his shows in los angeles anymore. >> guys, welcome. good to have you here. i'm looking over the group. you're the only one who has won this thing, is that true in. >> this year is going to be insane competition, insane. the level is going to be crazy. >> why would you come back? isn't it a lose-lose situation for you? you've already won the thing >> i don't look at it like that. >> i agree with matt. >> you know, the other winners are going to be hosts with me. >> right. >> you're the only one on the show, and i was surprised you came back, but i think it's great. >> last time i was -- i was really sick, and this time i'm ready to come back, but being a lifelong diabetic, i'm ready. >> there's steven and trace, were you on the same season. >> yes. >> any bad blood simmering between the two of you. any vendettas to be settled? >> i hate him. >> i love it. >> yeah. >> how is it -- how is it going
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to go this year? you going to bring back old rivalries? >> i think so far it's been very sweet and peaceful and calm, but that's kind of scary. i think we've got a couple of zingers that are coming. should be very exciting. >> lisa, you were the second contestant fired during your season. >> yes, thanks, matt, i was. >> not the best performance. >> no. >> so based on what you know about this show now, how do you improve on that? >> well, again, if at first you don't succeed, try, try again. i didn't really get a shot last time. i didn't get to get my groove on, so let's see. i don't really know what i'm capable of. >> speaking of not getting a shot last time, gary, you complained last time that everybody ganged up on you. >> that's true. they did. the name of our group was back bone, but i changed the name to back stabbers. it was tough, but i endured. >> why would you put yourself back in the position? >> because i'm a champion. >> the heart of a lion. >> the heart of everything. >> mary lou, last time you were
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on the show was for your memory. you've got this incredible memory. do you remember the moment he fired you? >> oh, yes, absolutely. it was november the 1st, it was a thursday. yes, absolutely. >> how are you going to do things differently this time in. >> there's a different energy with this group. everybody has been through it before. everybody knows what to expect. people, we know each other's strengths and weaknesses and have seen the show. i think people are here to have a great time and to support their charity. >> all right. dennis, last time you were on the show you got kind of ushered away, and there were kes about you and your physical and mental state at the time. >> well, that's just the way it is. i don't hide behind the bushes. >> people thought that you had a drinking problem, okay? how are you now? >> i'm fine, brother. i'm fine. mr. trump, very nice to bring gummy back for the third time and like i said, you know, you don't have to like me for me to win this whole thing. like a basketball game.
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here to play and win and to have a good time. >> guys on the end, littlejohn looking at you, fourth last time? >> yeah. >> okay. so you're not the underdog. i think you surprised a lot of people last time, so how do you go about trying to win this this time? >> have fun and just enjoy myself and play the game. >> if there is an evil genius in this group, i think i know who it is, would you agree it's penn? >> oh. goodness. >> no. >> not me, sir. >> definitely not evil. he's a genius but not evil. >> season 13, guys, have fun, all right. you have fun as well. >> thank you. >> this thing's been going on for a long time. great to have you guys. >> appreciate it. >> and by the way, we should mention the other cast members who could not be here today, omorosa is still on the show.
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under $20. what you're really looking for is snake and python prints in all different colors. >> investment price, translation, pricey. these rain boots have an exotic print. >> this is matthew williamson. we all wear them all summer long for flip flops. they make ryan boots. partnered with matthew williamson for a special anniversary collection. >> okay. >> 125 at >> tell us about these shrugs. >> these are from a global marketplace from all over the place. these shrugs are from all over the world. >> body jewelry. >> very exotic. new port beach, something from faraway places. >> tribal-inspired jewelry. looks exotic. >> very exotic. made right here in new york city. made by a company called holst & lei, beautiful statement
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pieces, inspired by executive places an exotic people. >> and last but not least, the custom made jewelry. >> this is haji couture, leather and jowls and beautiful feathers of all of the pieces are made to order, all custom and totally affordable. >> and nice and furry, too. >> thanks so much. >> natalie. >> thank you, savannah. moving on to what's up, exotic beauty. lindsey huggins is editor at "self" magazine. what are the latest trends in exotic beaute? >> good morning. so many things you can put in your makeup bag to travel like you've been to africa or india. to start we have argon oil, something that comes from morocco. what's great about this is you usually use it in your hair are and now this is something that you can find in lip balms, in eye shadows. it comes from a nut tree and it's got tons of vitamin e and omega three. >> great for the skin. >> there's moroccan oil that i absolutely love. >> for the hair, for the body. >> for the body.
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>> so it's wonderful. >> fantastic. >> what about in nails? add a little exotic flair as well? >> i am actually wearing e-cat, something really fun, taken state from the national runways and what's great about this is these are actual stickers. no try time, no chips. i filed these last night and how awesome are they? >> all week jut like getting a manicure. >> over here to the eyes. seems like the cat eye is the big trend we're seeing. >> exactly. this is borrowed from ancient egypt. what's great about this is coal is a mineral around obviously forever and professional makeup artists have been using it for years. now the everyday woman can go to your local drug store and get this. easy to apply now, you know. >> easier than the liquid liners for sure. >> lack at these beautiful palettes of makeup. inspired by the exotic motif. >> safari, everything from the packaging, to eye shadows, lip palettes, everything, something
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for everyone here. >> okay. last, what's over here? >> do-it-yourself hena and what i love is being confident and bold when wearing this, on the wrist, arm, neck. it's really fun and playful. >> lindsey huggins, thanks so much. here's al. >> thanks so much. we'll figure out what's in when it comes to exotic food. mark, good to see you from "men's journal." to start off, a soft spicy salami. >> unlike any salami you'll find at any grocery store. comes from a san francisco shop called boccalone. try that. it's intense and spicy and delicious. >> that's great. almost like a salami spread. >> great for a sandwich. >> these are finger "l.a. times" from australia. >> a little sweeter than regular "l.a. times" and filled with kind of a citrus caviar, these polyps of flavors.
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we have it with an oyster but spoon it over a sweet dessert to balance it out and put them on a taco. >> what do we have here? >> bouju. >> gesundheit. >> it's kind of a statele of southern french cooking and like a ven gar and less acidic and experiment with it. >> what is this? >> this is bartaga, sounds gross. basically press the salt eggs, dried, cured, pressed salt eggs, and it's -- it's kind of a secret we oven italian restaurants. >> and finally american prush o prosciutto. mark, thank you. more after your local news.
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8:26. we continue to follow breaking news of the four-alarm fire in san francisco that is causing disruption with muni. the squat & gobble restaurant is across the street. the firefighters think the fire began in the kitchen area and spread to an adjacent wine bar. arson investigators are still waiting to get to the scene. for a look at the traffic in the area, let's go to mike. >> it is delayed because of shuttles in the area past squat & gobble. i'm looking for other reports of accidents. i don't see any just yet. here you see slowing on the east bay side. 880 is not bad. just over to the peninsula where you see slowing in san mateo and
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light volume north through there. look at the south bay. 101 north of 880 and 87. slow from capital expressway into downtown. guadalupe, no break today. back to you. thank you. for the latest traffic and news updates, find us on facebook. you can search nbc bay area. we will have the latest on the four-alarm fire at the squat & gobble restaurant in 30 minutes at 8:56.
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e 8:30 now on this friday morning. it's the 12th day of october, 2012. we have a lovely crowd on a fine beautiful sunny day on rockefeller plaza. a lot of folks getting a head start on their weekend. we'll say hello to them. good morning, again, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer and natalie morales and mr. al roker. our studio, did you notice it's a bit more sparkly in. >> very sparkly and also filled with security guards. >> exactly. all because of this, janstonenn
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anniston's engagement ring. it's $15 million. going on auction. and also have some other pretty jewels. >> also a watch that's maybe going to go for 2.5 million to $3 million. >> not just any watch. >> anthony buourdain is in the studio known for traveling the world and also known for torching his fellow celebrity chefs. last night he got a taste of his own medicine. he was roasted at the new york wine and food festival and here to tell us how that felt. >> i'm sure it will be great. and if you're planning to do a little outlet shopping this weekend, we've got the five things that you need to score the best deal and don't get taken for a run. >> soleil moon frye, frequent guest on the show, is back with us today to help us out with our
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"take 3," and she will be telling us about all the new apps and websites we should be downloading or going to. >> okay. let get a check of the weather before that. >> take a look at weekend. a gorgeous day tomorrow on the south atlantic coast, risk of thunderstorms from central texas all the way into the mississippi river valley. mountain snows in the northern rockies of the sunday, sunday, wet weather from the great lakes and into new england. risk of storms in the mid-mississippi river valley. more rain in the pacific northwest. lots of showers and thunderstorms down through the gulf 8:32 on friday morning. we have overcast conditions across the greater bay area. you want to give yourself extra time to reach your destination safely. two conditions closing in on us. the low pressure system which brought showers to us yesterday. we have a secondary system. we have wet weather in the forecast for the first part of the day.
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71 in livermore. 67 in san jose. the weekend looks good. we have a warm up just ahead. >> and that's your latest weather. let's find out what's happening with all of our friends on the smuckers jars. let's check in with big willy. >> got to try it. natural peanut butter smuckers. au natural. you got t.happy birthday. check it, if you will. our birthday buddy today is molly eskin, from effort, pennsylvania, 10 it years old. loves to cook and do crossword puzzles but not at the same time. how about this, if you will, please, beautiful willie ortman from hollywood, not california. an actor with that smile. hollywood florida, 100 years old. secret to longevity is fast cars and slow women. sylvia is the lovely sylvia sandler, dedham, massachusetts. 101 years old, and enjoys shopping and going to lunch with
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her beautiful daughter. the family that sticks together. henry donaldson from iva, south carolina, is 106 years old today. and he loves farming. he also grows potatoes on his farm. haz hazel bohn, frederic, wisconsin, an avid woman and also a woman's basketball fan. loves those women basketball games. guy mcreynolds from bakeserfield, california, 100 years old. secret to longevity is a good martini. hmm, a little dry there. ann scott, i love that name, beautiful. potsdam, new york, 104 years old, and she has devoted her life to teaching and hard work, something we don't know anything about here on the "today" show. we just lay back. now back to new york. >> all right, willard. thanks. how long have you been here this morning? >> 5:00 a.m.
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>> that's dedication, and she's cold. >> coming up next, the 76-carat diamond in our studio and the security to tell you all measures... measure up. money to our schools. "misleading." out here. it. but there's hope. straight to our schools... keeps it there. politicians. yes on thirty-eight.
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>> back at 8:37, being dazzled this morning by a 76-carat diamond, the largest and most perfect of its kind. called the archcuke joseph diamond, one of the most rarest and famous gems in the whole world and it will be auctioned off at christie's next month. welcome. >> thank you. >> let's just gander at this thing. >> this thing is huge. >> unbelievable. >> it's a very large stone, and i've been told i need to teach you how to hold the stone. >> get to hold it. >> respect the diamond, over 400 years old. >> you told me to be careful not
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to drop it, and i said aren't diamonds the hardest substance in the world. >> they are hard but there they go. >> archduke joseph diamond. any nicknames for it? >> we call it the big joe. they come from the earliest known mines to man, before christ. >> where the hope diamond came from and one of the diamonds in the crown jewel. is that a big deal, the lineage of the diamond? >> apart from the lineage that the stone has, the fact that it comes from one that stopped producing in 1725, it's a very dig deal. >> why is it up for auction then, and do you really expect it to go for more than 76 million? >> we sold it in 1993 for $7 million, and it's now up for sale at 15. i think that's going to make 20. that's a sense of capital preservation for diamonds. imagine the return on the stone over the last 15 years. >> who is going to bid on something like this?
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>> we would have important client from the middle east, museums, important asian collectors. we have russian client. the market is very healthy right now and to give you a sense of how large this diamond, is having my pocket, a 3-carat diamond which on most days is large enough. that's how big the stone is. >> the other one is puny. >> let me take it off your hands. >> oh, okay. >> talk about some of the other things on the table. i'm fascinated by the watch down on the end there. >> that for watch collector's is a dream. that's 2499, a lot of numbers but one of two platinum perpetual calendars that one of the foremost watch-makers in the world has manufactured. >> and the owner of this? >> eric clapton? >> really. >> unfortunately, it might have a slow hand. >> oh, come on.
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come on. >> not bad. >> you can't look at it after midnight. >> you go there. >> got to lay low if you wear it. >> 2.5 million, it should make in geneva close to 3. >> who are these clowns i'm with? >> what about these earrings? >> 100 carats in total, two pairs, yellow and white. switch them, wear them any way you like and these are being sold in new york next tuesday. >> wow. >> they are different. is there another set just like those? >> we find 50 carat tie mondays every other day. >> look what's in my sock drawer. >> real quick, the ruby and diamond. >> that's been vanclief, our mystery setting so the gems are set without any metal on, it and all you see are the gems on the bracelet. >> is there a price on the earrings? >> 80,000 there and 5 million here. >> okay. >> that's the bargain. >> that's the bargain of the day. >> go for the watch, matt. >> you take the yellow one, i'll take the clear one. christmas shopping is done. >> that gentleman will have
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something to say about it. >> thanks so much. >> thanks for having me. >> up next, anthony bourdain about getting roasted last night from some of the cooking stars he's criticized over the years, but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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anthony, of course, a huge talent, and he's the first to tell you that. if his ego got any bigger it would look like paula deen's thighs. >> a pretty amazing cover, a husband, father, recovering drug addict, stars in multiple tv shows and written best-sellers, in a ramone video. i mean, anthony, is there anything you can't do besides cook? >> what was for dinner? anthony bure dane, the bad boy of the culinary world who speaks his mind with no reservations getting a dose of his own
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medicine. a guest of honor at the new york wine and food festival wine and roast with the proceeds for charity. willie, you're with us. >> you're meaner than i knew. >> i'll take no responsibility for that paula deen joke. love paula deen. >> you were just getting started. you're known-for-your caustic tongue and wit. did you get it. did you get burned last night? >> it was like a prolonged and painful, you know, medical procedure. i had it coming. i knew i had to go through it. it was the right thing to do. we put mario through a similar process a few years back. it was for a good cause, and i also thought there was a serb justice in giving some of the things that i said to rachel and about rachel and guy over the years. i thought they deserved an opportunity to give it back to me. >> who landed the best punch? >> actually i think barney mcfarlane was brutal. i mean, just withering. and it was scorched earth.
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wasn't just me. just took everybody done. she was brilliant. >> it's supposed to be a roast of you, but i see that a lot of people got it, and willie, had you a couple of mean things you said. >> are we going to read these here in. >> i don't have them here anymore. >> oh, when a shame. >> about rachel ray, we have people who play chefs on tv, ladies and gentlemen, rachel raye, and guy fiery, what can you say about guy's cooking that hasn't been printed on a packet of cigarettes? >> these chefs were licking their chops to get after anthony bure dane, after all the books he's written and things he's said in public, rachel ray and guy fiery and through his accent destroying him. >> anthony, you still have that aserb intongue, and i know you've been pretty critical of paula deen, for in the only the way she cooks, but now you say she's selling diabetes equipment and kind of profiting from that.
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any regrets about that? >> no. >> i'm shocked. >> look, i -- i was good-natured in the term of rachael and guy and always handled it with good grace. i have less of a severance humor with paula, to be honest. >> your show is moving to cnn. >> moving the band over to cnn. we're taking all the cameras, producers, the whole dysfunctional family over there and going to continue what we do just on a bigger and weirder level. >> all right. anthony bure dane, thanks for coming by and being a good sport about everything. >> a lot of fun. >> and willie, learned a little something more about you. i'm going to be nicer to you. >> a little more layers to the onion. >> it will make you cry, too. the five secrets to outlet shopping but first jenna bush
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we're back now with "today's extra yard." this about nfl players who make a difference in their communities, and this morning "today" contributing correspondent jenna bush hager introduces us to houston texans defensive end j.j. watt.
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jenna, good morning. >> that's right. watt's performance has earned him a few mick names, like megawatt and j.j. swat, and while those may seem menacing, he describes himself as a big teddy bear whose determined to help kids who need him. he's a big guy making big plays in the nfl. >> j.j. watt again. >> reporter: measuring 6'6", even his motto is supersized. dream big, work hard. it's this credo that guided j.j. watt from his job delivering pizzas just a couple years ago to sacking quarterbacks in the nfl. >> always had bigger dreams and bigger goals and always bigger things to work towards. >> reporter: growing up in pewaki, wisconsin, he left college after one season with dreams of playing in the nfl. his goal, the perennial power, the university of wisconsin, a
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school that hadn't recruited him and a school his family couldn't afford. you gave yourself a timeline. >> i put in the time. >> reporter: he delivered pizza. >> i delivered pizzas and he looked back at his mom and said j.j. watt is here, and he said i have your beats yeah, and he's like why does j.j. watt have my pizza, i see him on tv, a football star. reinstilled that drive in me and that confidence that i know what i want to do and i'll do whatever it takes to get there. >> reporter: and it humbled you in some ways? >> one of the most humbling experiences in my life. i'll never lose my drive or work ethic because i never want to go back. >> reporter: he earned that scholarship and a trip to the rose bowl. dreaming big and working hard guided j.j. off the field. while still in college he realized that the smallest moment could have the biggest impact on a child.
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>> i got a letter from noah. noah had been bullied at school and was going through rough times and he loved dreaming big, work hard and i was like i want to make an impact in this kid's life. i said, hi, this is j.georgia. watt. i'm just looking to get in touch with your son noah. i was wondering if i could meet him. >> mr. watt. >> i got your letter. >> and i was just speechless. i couldn't even really talk. j.j. cared enough to come to school and visit me because of what i told him. >> you have to have big dreams. never let people try to knock you down. >> reporter: j.j. turned his slogan into a dream big work hard foundation to support underfunded youth athletic programs across the country. >> i don't want any kid to be lost on an opportunity just because somebody couldn't afford it. >> reporter: he left college a year early to enter the nfl draft. >> the houston texans select j.j. watt. >> reporter: and was picked up by houston in the first round. >> it truly was everything i had
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ever dreamed of. >> reporter: when he got there, j.j. reached out to children in texas, like peter and aaron berry whose parents were killed in a tragic car crash that left the boys paralyzed. >> i went to the hospital and visited them. a very, very special day because for a couple seconds they didn't think about everything that was going on >> reporter: boys asked for his phone number, and the three became buddies, texting and talking throughout the season. >> oh, my gosh. >> he talks with us, and he like helps us. he helps us out and stuff. >> reporter: you really give back to the community. why do you do that? >> there's so many things that as a kid you enjoy, the carrying on through the rest of your life. i learned things like discipline and teamwork and leadership from sports, and i think those are the things that carry you forward. >> and forward he will go, playing the packers on "sunday night football." j.j. describes himself as just a kid from wisconsin, and he says he'll always like the packers, but second he steps on to that
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field he bleeds like we all do you, blue and red, which happens to be texan colors i like that pizza story. >> yeah. he said he went and sat in his cried because this little boy thought a football star, and he worked his way through like many football stars do, selling pizzas. >> next week we've got a major event on the show we want to tell you more about. >> major. >> we are going to attempt to teach savannah how to cook, so let's just get a sense of where we're beginning. >> yeah. >> and where we're hoping to go. >> well, al knows. he tried >> i took -- just grilling on a backyard barbecue. she immediately within 15 minutes burned herself. >> and i still have the scar to prove it. >> right here actually. >> do you cook at all? >> no, i don't. i don't cook. i have nothing in my refrigerator. >> you tried to make an anal pie. >> i tried to make that. i make a salad sometimes, but without lettuce. i don't like to do lettuce.
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>> we allow you to not be perfect. >> in addition to al, bobby fly is going to be part of this. >> bobby, really an intervention. bobby calls me, like i actually want you to learn how to cook. this is in the for show. do you like this food, that food, so we'll learn a couple of dishes and i hope it's something that folks at home will learn something, too, and then i'm supposed to at the end of the week cook for you guys live, and you have to eat it. >> what day is that so we can make sure we're off? >> oh, natalie. >> not here, gone. on assignment. >> what are you going to attempt to make? >> simple. >> like cordon bleu chicken or something. >> frozen food packs. >> savannah learns to cook next week here on "today." bring the pepto. >> as we head to your local news, some highlights from the week that was. ♪
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>> i wish there was more. >> oh, no. >> jason kennedy. >> that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> willie geist is officially joining the "today" show family as the co-host of our third hour here. willie, we are thrilled to have you. >> thank you so much. >> welcome aboard. >> does it seem like i have a little more hair than i did say five minutes ago? >> puppy needs a bathy. >> sorry, sorry. >> puppy took a nosedivy. >> come on, come on. take your best shot. >> are you ready to rum snbl. >> y'all ready to rumble? b >> y'all ready to rumble? e >> y'all ready to rumble? l >> y'all ready to rumble? >> y'all ready to rumble?
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>> y'all ready to rumble? l >> y'all ready to rumble? e >> y'all ready to rumble? ? >> y'all ready to rumble? 8:56. an update to the developing news. we are following a major fire at a restaurant which is blocking the muni service. the four-alarm fire is burning up the squat & gobble restaurant. it started in the kitchen and spread to a wine bar. for the latest on the impact on the muni, let's go to mike. >> you will have to take the shuttle locations at 15th or 22nd. that is for the l lines. it is on the maps here.
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we have slowing at the east shore freeway and it is slow at the san mateo bridge. i showed you an earlier shot. it is low off the hayward side. back to you, marla. ask me what it's like when my tempur-pedic moves.
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we're back with more of "today" on friday morning. the 12th of october, 2012. turning into a beautiful day in the northeast. we're hoping it's nice where you're waking up as well. as always we thank these people for stopping by rockefeller plaza on a great fall day. i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie and al roker. one of the favorite things for people to do on a weekend like the one coming up is head out and do outlet shopping. most think when they go to the outlet mall they get bargains. today we're going to talk about the five things you need to know before you head to an outlet store this weekend. >> a lot of things folks like to do, real estate shopping, open houses, checking things. barbara cochran is here.
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fall considered one of the best times to sell your home. barbara is going to take us on an open house coast to coast. >> the last one was pretty. >> we know the internet a powerful tool. you got to know where to look, whether you're looking for work or you want to create a film, maybe start a charity, some good advice this morning with sites and apps you may not know about. >> good. the bakery is pumping out something. it smells good. >> you're more sensitive to the. >> natalie is going to check. >> is that a nose joke? that's a new one. >> natalie. >> i'll save you there, matt, savannah, al. vice president joe biden and republican paul ryan got into a heated match after repeated interruptions from biden ryan said his challenger was just trying to make up for lost
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ground. a reference to president obama's lackluster performance with mitt romney. in a contentious exchange ryan criticized the response to the consulate in libya as weak. biden fired back calling ryan's comment, quote, a bunch of malarky. defense secretary leon panetta is delivering a warning that the u.s. cold face a cyber pearl harbor. recent cyber attacks on oil and gas companies in the persian gulf have defense officials blaming iranian hackers. panetta expressed concern about an attack into critical infrastructure and painted a grim picture in which hackers could derail trains and contaminate the water supplies of major cities. >> investigators searching for a missing 10-year-old girl in colorado are appealing to the public for help. meantime, police expect to
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positively identify a body found near the spot where jessica ridgeway disappeared a week ago. officials say the condition of the body has delayed identification and gave no indication of its age or gender. >> colorado movie theater shooting suspect james holmes was back in court thursday. his attorney asked the judge to delay next month's hearing whether holmes should stand trial until january. the defense wants more time to go through nearly 20,000 pages of evidence. holmes is charged with killing 12 people and wounding 58 others. >> a winner for this year's nobel peace prize this morning in a unanimous decision the committee awarded this year's prize to the european union for its landmark role in history uniting the continents, the award downplays the kurnt debt crisis, straining its 17 nations. >> the cash strapped u.s. postal service is raising the price of a first class stamp by one pen tee 46 cents. that and other rate hikes take
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effect on january 27. the postal service will introduce a new global forever stamp that lets you mail a letter anywhere in the world for $1.10. starting out a stressful day, forget the yoga. eat yogurt. mice wshowed fewer signs of depression and produced less of a stress hormone. but one drawback, doctors aren't sure which pro biotic will work on humans. a baby walrus was flown wam alaska at 234 pounds was rescued from the waters off alaska and the youngster has his love life planned out for him. zookeepers hope he will take a shine to kulo, 17-year-old female already living at the new york aquarium. >> and just watch what happened to this norwegian base jumper.
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he planned to let go and soar off of a 4,000-foot cliff. the bar suddenly collapses, sending him over the side before he was ready. amazingly the father of five narrowly missed slamming into the rock face and his parachute brought him to the ground. not the launch he planned for. it's five after the hour. let's go over to al. >> never by gym equipment from acme. >> that's thlesson there. >> okay. let's see what we've got as far as your weather for the weekend. i should say starting off for tomorrow, we've got some strong storms from central texas all the way up to wisconsin including chicago, des moines, springfield, oklahoma city, threat of tornados, super cells, damaging winds, heavy rain and hail. you take a look over the next 24 hours you can see that activity, firing up all the way from texas into the upper great lakes,
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rainfall amounts we're talking from three to five inches of rain, especially up into lower wisconsin. that's what's going 9:06 on a friday morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. we have overcast conditions over the greater bay area and light showers on the way. we are sandwiched between two systems. an area of low pressure that brought us the showers yesterday and another one coming in from the north. temperatures today are going to stay cool. it will be cloudy. 67 degrees in san jose. 63 in san francisco. grab your jacket. >> time for today's take three. we give our take on the three stories catching our attention and yours and offering her point of view. good morning. >> good morning. >> we're going to talk about the internet later too.
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you see this article in the new york times, it's calling the tv new normal. the paper says we're reaching a time where normal female body types are more acceptable. >> new era. >> lena dunham, we talked about her earlier. mindy kayling i adore, she has a new show. it's basically the days of the have to be you know, rail thin are over. do we agree? >> yeah, i still think it's very clear that there is a type in hollywood that's always going to be and that's going to be too thin on tv. but it is refreshing to see that these women are taking over on the red carpet and not spanxing it in. >> do guys like a woman with some meat on her bones? >> baby got back. >> junk in the trunk. >> exactly. you know, i think it started off with those dove commercials. >> the real body. >> the real body.
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it touched a nerve. i mean, melissa mccartney, please. >> one of the best talents out there right now. and hotter than ever. everybody wants her. >> and speaking as a voluptuous woman i think it's important especially having two little girls that they have role models to look up to that are not you know, this rail thin. i think it's important. i always say i've got to eat the pizza so my kids feel comfortable that their own self image. >> it's a double standard because you watch on tv, especially comics live -- love kevin james but on everybody loves raymond i should say, king of queens, he's married to this hot woman, the guys can be kind of schlubby and they have the hot wives. >> the new movie out with salma hayek playing the hot nurse, takes an interest to him. >> when you look at mindy's
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body, they are real girls. mindy and, i mean, we have similar body types. i hope that we are the norm and that's not looked at as crazy. >> here's our take two. >> get ready. >> worst sounds in the world. >> get ready. >> including when al does savannah. >> the call of the plaza. savannah! >> i like it. i know. >> so new castle university said the five worst sound offenders sounds within the range of 2,000 to 5,000 hertz, same range of human screams. so listen to the sounds. >> sorry people at home. >> first, nails on a black board. ruler on the bottle. chalk on the black board.
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that's right. then nails on a knife on a fork. on glass. okay. so, what's your favorite worst sound? >> i will say if i'm trying to sleep i cannot tolerate any sound. breathing, air conditioner going on. >> breathing? any sound. a ticking clock. have i taken the ticking clock and put it outside the door. >> i was calling at 3:00 in the morning like what is the trash noise outside? >> breathing? >> that's why you're still single. >> wow. natalie. >> hey. the good thing is she's not picking on her insecurities. >> i roll my husband on the other side. i go like this. >> i do the nudge. stop snoring. >> natalie, your worst sound other than hurting somebody? >> she's not. it's all in fun.
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i think chewing in general. smacking. people are -- yeah. that sound. >> chewing gum. >> gum is a big one. even food in general. my kids do it. >> well, i thought i was going to be the parent that had kids that never argued. going to be the perfect parent, kids never argue. my girls can go at it. they are best friends, they love each other but when they get into those matches, i mean, i'm like no. i pulled over the car and said mommy's going to step outside for a minute and let you guys work it out. >> they drive off. >> no. i mean -- the car's not running. >> but the best sound owe. >> mommy need as time out. >> babbling creek. >> i got to go. >> the next one take three which we love. the excuses that people are making, apparently to not show up to work. career builder put a survey out,
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30% of employees are faking when they are calling in sick. they aren't sick. is that a surprise? >> shock and outrage. >> survey asked hr managers what some of the most surprising excuses were. i think there are some pretty devious ones. most common reasons. >> look at this. employee upset after watching the "hunger games." >> does that work? >> well, apparently didn't show up to work. employee's hair turned orange from dyeing her hair at home. not going to work. employee's toe was stuck in a faucet. sorry, can't make it. >> wasn't that a lucy show? >> i love this. birds bit her. >> employee got hired for the job. >> that's a way to start. a great start. >> around here we just come to work sick. matt had a cold, now i'm bringing the illness. >> be ill and show up. >> people tell me i stress them out and they guilt me into like
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the outlets and you're getting goods at a huge discount but really some of those retailers are making products, specifically for the outlets. >> that's exactly right. >> traditionly, i think when we think outlet, 15, 20 years ago, it really was stuff that was from the retailer's store that was shipped to the outlet. were you getting maybe a seasons pass clothing. now manufacturers are making things specifically for the outlets. my team at yahoo! fans, hit the outlets stores, talked to "consumer reports" and reflected on our own experiences to come up the secrets to outlet shopping, and when they are made by manufacturers specifically for the outlets, how can you tell like what you're really getting, in the across the board but some stores like gap, j. crew, ralph loren, brooks brothers, make their stuff specifically for the outlet and it's of a different quality. not the worse quality but different quality. maybe the buttons on the shirt are made with plastic instead of leather. the stitching may not be very
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substantial. might be bulkier as opposed to slim-fitted. >> so be sure to check the quality. >> try it on. check the quality. >> okay. next you say beware of misleading price tags, and you're talking about the price differences that we see at outlets here. >> exactly. the price tags sometimes they will obviously have the price, but also they might have a suggested retail price, and this can be misleading, especially if this is an item that was made specifically for the outlet. you may think looking at this suggested retail price, this is actually an item from the retail store, so the advice here is, you know, kind of ignore that suggested retail price. just try on the outfit. make sure it fits well and make sure that you like the quality and just judge it based on that because the suggested retail price is not a true thing of reference. >> some of the best deals are often from the high-end brands. >> yeah. >> so, for example, if you see something designer, really want and you covet it and can't afford, do you go to the outlet to see if it's there? >> have some patience because a season or two it will show up at the outlet stores, samples from
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prada, gucci and high-end stores like la creucet, some may even carry it in season at a fraction of the price. >> gotten a couple of good handbags that way what. items do you stick with for regular retail stores for? >> right. anything that ultimately you want to keep for a long time, that you're dependant on for its comfort like a good pair of sneakers that you want to train with for a marathon, i mean, don't just shop at the outlet stores. again, the quality, they may not be what you need not only for durability but sort of for your safety and for your feet. >> right. >> and we've done the research. i think a good pair of sneakers starts at around 80 bucks and goes up and anything less than that you're getting some trade-off. >> you also say beware of some of the store policies which may be different as well. for example, return policies and everything. >> it could be a make or break situation, for example, at pottery barn, great items from
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dads who get it, get go-gurt. good morning. it is 9:26. i'm marla tellez. we have an update now to a developing story in san francisco. a major fire at a restaurant is blocking muni service in the west portal neighborhood. the four-alarm fire broke out at the squat & gobble restaurant and spread next door to the wine bar. we are checking on the traffic with mike. the k, l and m lines. they cannot get through the tunnel. they have shuttle buses in place. you want to head to the 15th for the k, l and m. the traffic flow moving nicely for the freeways on that side of the bay. westbound down to east shore is slow. a new accident at the plaza.
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you might find more slowing. i'll track that. slow on the peninsula side off the san mateo bridge. on the san mateo bridge, slow across the last section. we have had scattered showers. marla, back to you. >> mike, thanks so much. two people are in the hospital with burns after an early morning house fire in san jose. both people are expected to be okay. firefighters say the fire was a challenge to fight because there is live ammunition in this home on carlton avenue. san jose police are investigating the city's 37th homicide. a man was shot on rogers avenue near the 880 and 101 interchange outside a bar. police are looking for a suspect there. after the break, we will look at the forecast.
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welcome back. the time is 9:28. taking a live look across san bruno mountain. it is mostly cloudy at this point.
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we still have storm clouds lingering. 71 in livermore. 76 in gilroy. 71 degrees in fairfield for this afternoon. things start to warm up just days away from the 80s. 82 degrees by sunday. we get closer to 90 by mid week next week. have a great weekend. back to you, marla. thank you. we will be back with the next local update in 30 minutes. we will see you again at 9:56.
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et? i'm on the hunt, i'm after you ♪ ♪ juices like wine ♪ and i'm hungry like the wolf >> natalie and i are swooning. >> oh, my goodness. >> that is the 1983 hit from iconic '80s band duran duran. my teenage dreams are about to come true. next week on "today" the bassist john taylor, the cutest one in my opinion, is coming here, and he's going to talk about the band's new york rise, the rock 'n' roll lifestyle. has a new memoir. i wish it was next week already. >> you're breathless. >> i feel very strongly about this. next week tyler perry is going to stop by, and he's not wearing a dress in his new movie playing
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alex cross. got a lot to look forward to. >> looks amazing. >> on the cover of "men's health," love 30 pounds. >> and speaking of covers. >> talk about hottie totti. >> oh. >> let's get a close-up. >> natalie is on the cover of "women's running" magazine looking fantastic. >> oh, thank you. >> that's the real look you have when you run. >> that's not a fake run at all. >> no. >> take a picture. >> and you've got great tips in here for runners. >> good tips, getting, of course, keeping a schedule and making it a priority in your life. >> so speaking of priorities, coming up in this half hour, from phoenix, arizona, all the way to new york, there's gorgeous homes to sale, from coast to coast. barbara corcoran is going to take us on a tour. >> plus, we're going to be doing a little latin cooking with kristi vega, making her family recipe for meatball soup with special ingredients. >> big week for meatballs around here. >> we love it. can't get enough meatballs and
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soleil moon frye is back with us to talk about all the important apps and websites that are becoming more and more popular and we should be on them right now. >> lester holt has been sitting here like patiently waiting. >> tick tock. >> i have to get up early tomorrow morning. >> you got up early this morning. >> i know. >> speaking of, tell us what's going on? >> we'll have more. by the end of the day we'll have a lot more reaction and some semblance of what happened with the vice presidential debate in terms of reaction. closer to election day, how did their performances help the respective candidates? we'll talk about that, and we know joy but aer is today's knew itsist and also a mom. what food does she serve at home? i'm thinking carrot sticks. we go inside her kitchen for healthy ideas and one of tv's favorite funny ladies. i sat down with her along with cast mates vicki lawrence and tim conway and reminisce about favorite sketches from "the carol burnett show." all that and more on "weekend today." >> hard to pick a favorite.
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>> unlike duran duran. we all know who the cute one was. >> all cute in their own way. >> wonder why groups break up. stuff like this. >> savannah plaster it had all over her wall. not an inch of blank space on my wall in seventh grade. >> i'm still thinking of tim conway and harvey korman and the dentist and the novocaine. all have our things. >> lester, look forward to seeing you this weekend. >> all right. let's take a look at your weather and show you what's going on. we're looking at saturday's risk of strong storms from texas all the way up into the upper midwest. wet weather in the northwest and kind of cold in the northeast and northern new england, and then on sunday, sunday, more strong storms in the mid mississippi river valley, wet in new england, and the gulf coast is looking with hit or miss thunderstorms, and we'll continue to see the wet weather in the pacific northwes
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good morning. 9:33. taking a live look on top san bruno mountain. a live look at mt. tam. the clouds will linger. we will have another round of showers between now and 11:00 a.m. 68 degrees in santa teresa. a cool day in the city by the bay. 64 in san francisco. >> that's your latest weather, and, of course, you're ready for sunday even though it's friday because it's time for sunday night "football night in america." and the packers invade reliant stadium. it's got a retractable dome so you don't care about the weather inside, but if you're tailgating, chance of thunderstorms and 75-79 as they take on the texans on sunday night "football night in america."
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>> that's a unique ending. >> i liked it. i liked it. >> going to do tim conway's miss wiggins. >> all right, al, thanks. lester, too. coming up next, from palm springs to phoenix in "today's real estate," right after this. wow... [ female announcer ] sometimes, all you need is the smooth, creamy taste of werther's original caramel to remind you that you're someone very special. ♪ now discover new caramel apple filled werther's original.
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this morning in "today's real estate," homes for under $500,000. the fall and winter months have become the best times for home sales in recent years so if you're selling a home today real estate expert barbara corcoran will show you how far your money can go. good to see you. >> pleasure to be here.
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>> phoenix, arizona, lovely house here, on the market for 459,000. >> the people in phoenix are always smiling because this city is one of the sunniest in the country that actually has 85% of the days are actually sunny. >> wow. >> not bad this time of year. this house is a blend of mid-century modern and industrial design and has a perfect diving pool to take advantage of all that sunshine. i have a peek at it. what's wrong with that? nothing. >> the first time i want to see you start with the pool. >> i'm in the move for swimming already. concrete epoxy floors throughout which means it's indestructible and you'll kill the glass and the kitchen has sweet cabinets and counters. neat as a pin. the family room has panel behind the fireplace with the tv above it. i don't get it, but what the heck. the living room is pretty dramatic with the arched brick doorway. very modern and the duct work that runs throughout the bedroom and runs throughout most of the house looks fine there and look
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through the double doors, your own terrace that goes to the backyard. nice house. >> ohio, ohio, new york. you call this one a private retreat on the market for 475,000. >> absolutely. the kind of house if you don't ever want to see a neighbor this is the house you buy. look what it comes with, a private adirondak retreat and just a couple of hours north west of albany so that's a real hike up there but a real escape. this home only has two bedrooms, but it comes with an unbelievable 184 acres of wooded land with virtually no taxes. it has its own lake, it own pond, its own stream. hey, come see my lake. that's pretty cool, right? the living room takes in the outdoors with all those windows on every wall, cathedral city and blond wood floors and woodwork, makes you feel like you're camping out. kitchen with wood beam ceilings and kitchen doors and cabinets and a cozy bedroom a little bit on the dark side for me, but it has an arched window tucked into the peak of the cathedral ceiling and bet you could have sweet dreams in that room.
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i like it all. >> you're a little on the dark side so that's all right. >> i wouldn't talk about that. >> 485,000 for this one. >> four miles from downtown and this is called a for you square style home, actually new and perfectly made to pit into the monger place historical neighborhood. all the houses around very old. this is a traditional covered porch with columns and lattice work. you wouldn't know that's a brand new house. there's a huge living room with hand-scraped hardwood floors which means you leave the bumps in a little bit. people like that, crown molding and extravagant tile fireplace. the contemporary open kitchen is all white and it's accented with trim with black counters. the study has extra long windows and simple wood trim, and the master bedroom has a cathedral ceiling, a bank of sunny windows, and that's exactly what $45,000 will buy you today in dallas, texas. >> updated farmhouse in the pacific northwest, portland,
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oregon, 480,000. >> looks nothing like any of the other houses, updated and built in 1901, as you said, and the living room has a big bay window, wood floors and marble fireplaces. a lot of artists and techies moving in making the prices go through the roof. various sunny family room flanking the open kitchen. love the red rug in this room. i don't think i have the courage to do that in my house but so welcoming here. kitchen blond wood cabinets and cook top cabinet and extra dining area. in addition to the dining room, a bit skinny but it's extra and just off the kitchen, has tray ceilings and gleaming wood floors. one pretty house. >> it sure is. barbara, thanks so much. have a great weekend. >> my pleasure, al. you, too. >> and coming up latin soup in "today's kitchen," right after these messages. him a pep talk about asking out the cutest girl in algebra. the metcalfe brothers had a staring contest to see who'd get the last bite of dessert. four old roommates debated whether asia was or wasn't
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you're feeling ill or a cold day. want to this the meatball soup. >> instead of the chicken noodle soup. >> this is a family recipe. >> we've used it for 50 years at caka vega and my parents had a restaurant for 18 years before that. >> truly authentic then. >> let's get start with the soup base then. >> we have about six cups of water, and then to this we're going to add our flavoring agent. >> okay. we, have you know, three-quarter cups of tomato salsa. >> just from a jar. >> we use our classic house salsa. definitely go home and it adds a nice kind color to the soup. >> right. >> and then we'll add about a teaspoon and a half of chicken base, and chicken base is a little different than chicken bouillon because it's cream year, it's not quite as salty, and i think it has a better flavor. >> okay. >> sold right in the grocery store next to the bouillon. >> okay.
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easy to find them. >> easiy to find. >> and then some of our spices, cumin, garlic powder and oregano. >> perfect. >> and we'll add those in there. >> all pretty easy for the most part. >> do you add more salt? >> yes. >> we're going to add about a tablespoon of salt. >> i love pepper. >> and half a tablespoon of white pepper. white pepper is a little less peppery than black pepper, stays in the background of dishes, won't overwhelm it. >> did not know that. >> move on over to making our meat balls, a minute left here. >> we just have regular ground beef, use lean. add an egg. >> and this is interesting. >> the rice. >> what does the rice do in. >> the rice kind of binds the meat ball and keeps it nice and moist. >> an onion. >> white onion, green onion, garlic. >> more garlic powder. >> and black pepper this time. >> so we'll go ahead and mix it up. >> i think it's better to do it
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with our hands. >> get your hands dirty and get the towels to wipe them down. >> want to help me mix the meatball. >> and then you actually have the little scooper that you can then. we'll pretend it's really mixed well, and you'll put it right into the soup mix. >> yes. >> and just let it cook in there. >> so you just go ahead and drop it in there, a whole batch. >> slide the meatballs in. bring it to a boil and let it cook for five minutes. >> this is your soup. >> if you want to go ahead and crumple it inside the suit. >> i'm eating, so that's okay. >> great. >> i think it's nice to eat it with a green salad. makes a nice meal. kids love it. it's wonderful. >> thanks so much. next time my kids are sick, that's what they are having. >> thank you. >> and i contributed all some of my own recipes to if you want to check them out. coming up next, cool apps
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this morning's on "today's tech," websites and apps you don't know about but should. our tech expert soleil moon frye joins us. >> love being here. >> for those apps want to journal or blog, this helps you be really organized. >> absolutely. so much of photo sharing is with the world. this is really with our inner community, so path allows us the chance to connect with people you would have over for thanksgiving dinner. not everybody. >> not everybody. you can have only up to 150 people on there, so here are al and i, my buddy al and i and i'm sharing this with, you know, 25, 306 my friends so it's really like a daily diary with your internal friends, very, very cool. >> now this next one i've
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actually used called crowd rise. >> i love crowd rise. this is so inspiring. when so much about, you know, social networking is ourselves, twitter and facebook, this is really about campaigning for charities and causes that we're passionate about. >> when i ran for the marathon, i used this. >> i used it. i had such a great time. it was amazing. i donated my birthday to it. give your gifts from a wedding, and it's fun. you can volunteer. it engages people. it's so fantastic, and there's kids using it. what a great way to encourage your kids to get involved with charity. do it with your hole family. recommend you going to it. >> what is skill share? >> skill share over here, i'm going to pull it up, is this super cool site where it's educational so sign up for classes you want. want to become an entrepreneur, a chef, sign up for classes which is fantastic. also learn online. there's teachers connecting through the community, educating each other and people learning, so it's a fantastic community.
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>> that's pretty cool. on facebook, you feel like you are just wasting your time but this next one, branch out, actually utilizes your time pretty well. >> branchout connects through our friends on facebook and is like a resume that's visual. if you're a cupcake-maker, you can show pictures of your cupcake. it's fantastic and connects the job opportunities and shares with people we know. >> almost the like a pinterest. >> very much so. can share images, somebody that's worked for a plane company, all things they have done. it's very, very cool. >> kickstarter is really cool. >> love kickstarter. you want to start something you're passionate friend did this with their play. they can raise money around the causes that we want to do, that we're passionate about, a movie, documentary causes, all these things that you can launch on kickstarter and raise money. >> max bilie would have loved this this.
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>> if you're a musician, raise money for your album, single, very cool. >> stereo mood, what kind of music are you in the mood for in. >> "the a-team" theme. >> last night i wanted inspiring music and put it on and you will came all these new artists. >> what's the last one? >> that was the last one. >> got through them all. >> got through them all, it's amazing. >> soleil moon frye you are amazing. >> and upside down. >> coming up next, kathie lee and hoda. promise no animals will be dropped after your local news and weather. have a great weekend.
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good morning. 9:56. i'm marla tellez. an update to a developing story. the aftermath of the major restaurant fire continues to block muni service in san francisco's west portal neighborhood. the four-alarm fire started at the squat & gobble restaurant
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about 4:30 this morning. firefighters think the fire started in a kitchen and spread to the adjacent wine bar. for the latest on the impact, let's throw it to mike. the k, l and m lines cannot get through the tunnel. the shuttle buses are in place. expect continued delays. i'll show you where that is on the map. getting over from the bay side to the oakland side is slow at the toll side and span. you see the freeway at 202 and 101. here is 101 southbound jammed up out of san mateo and belmont as the accident blocks a couple of lanes at shores. 280 is still okay. we will look at the san mateo bridge. you saw the red jammed up. because of all the folks backed up on southbound 101. that is the ripple effect. here is a slow area through fremont. looks like some rain and mist and drizzle coming through.
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christina has been telling us about that. the forecast is coming up later. marla. thank you. a tribute for some of the country's oldest warriors. today, jerry osbourne and 32 other world war ii veterans are visiting the world war ii memorial in washington, d.c. they left this morning. it is an all expense paid trip put together by honor north flight north cal. it allows jerry and others to be honored for their service. she is 92 years old. doesn't look a day over that. she is retired as a first grade teacher. we will be back at 10:26.
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from nbc news, this is "today." with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. and we are excited to be here today. hi, everybody, hoda and i say hey. it's october 12th. >> it's a very significant day, because it is the eve of the opening. >> i know. ♪ >> is that a song you've heard of? >> stand up, that's the opening number of "scandalous," which miraculously is opening at the neil simon theater tomorrow night for previews on west 52nd street. >> can you believe it?
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>> no. i want to thank all of our crew here. >> we want to show our crew. they decided to deck out. pull it down, all the way down. we only had mediums. only mediums. >> he looks like winnie the pooh. >> anyways, you can get tickets if you go to >> scandalous >> you do know. because it's previews and we're watching it all come together, they are two for one. >> bring a friend, especially if you have a friend that might be hurting a little bit. people seem to find hope in this film, which is great. >> absolutely. >> anyway, hoda, how are you, you're coming? >> saturday night, we're all going to be there with bells on. it's going to be a fun party. >> hopefully, i can announce
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people on monday people can have lunch and have a glass of wine with you and i on wines day wednesday. >> anyway, there is something in the social cues column that we found kind of interesting. this is what it was, taryn writes this, i have an uncommon first name. it's often mispronounced or misheard. when clients mispronounce it and keep talking, i never know when to correct them. if i do it immediately, i risk seeming rude. she wants to know if she risks seeming rude. >> be proactive about it to everybody that you meet for the very first time before they start talking, stick out your hand, hi, i'm taryn, it rhymes with karen. >> if it rhymes with something, that's good. >> what if it's hoda kotb. >> anyway, one time i did a "dateline" interview, one of
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those long, endless interviews. >> tell us how you really feel. >> the guy interviewing us goes anyway, yoda. he said who cares. he was a name injector, yoda, the interesting thing, yoda. it was too far gone. i can't pull it back in. so i didn't know what to do. >> did you air it? >> no, no, no. we ended up not using that stuff. >> that would be weird. yours is an egyptian name and very common in egypt. it's like susan in egypt. >> hoda like roda. >> or hoe with a "duh." >> our friends are laughing with kathie lee. they worked on this breast cancer -- donated money to this breast cancer organization, we're glad they are with us. please, don't laugh at her jokes. >> one of the ladies there, the
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lady on the right, is the cousin -- remember i told you so much about my friend yancy, my first love, died of a heart attack, they are first cousins. and i didn't even realize it. his daughter, abigail spencer, has a big role in the new movie about surfing, "chasing mavericks" or something like that. >> i didn't know that. >> extra delighted to have you with us. please give the family my life. here's our next topic. there's a book out called "wtf: what men are thinking." >> what the fool hardy are thinking. >> they asked a quarter million guys questioned, maybe questions we wanted the answers to. here are some of the answers, how long men thought they needed to wait to call after they ask a woman for their phone number. >> this surprised me, they say up to three days. i never met a man who cared
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about that. wouldn't ask you for their number, they say, if they really didn't intend on using it. they wouldn't ask you for it if they were not going to actually call. i don't know about that. next one, guys expect a kiss on the first date? >> half said yes, half said no. it's tempting on the first date, but it's so much better, i think, when it's the second date, because the anticipation, or the third. >> what if you're on the first date and you can't wait to get out of it and you're dreading the fact he might try to kiss you. have you said i'm out? >> you can give cues, thank you, push him away. >> just like that. what personality traits are most important? >> most men said they want -- >> what did you do? yeah, couple of traits, very interesting. >> easy going, intelligent, interesting. men dislike boring and controlling women the most. >> unless they really -- then
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they don't mind. how important are my clothes, you want to know. this will surprise you. thomas knows this. >> 96% of guys said clothes are very important. >> isn't that interesting? >> i think they are important if they are low cut, they like that, and if you're not in sweats. >> they say you are what you wear, really? >> i don't think so. >> track suit now. that's not fair, because a man is gorgeous. it's not -- you know what i'm saying? looks darn good in it. i just want him to get a new one. >> he looks great in it. all right, what grosses men out about women. this is important. >> total double standard. >> they don't like when women burp or pass gas. they hate it. they think it's the worst kind of personal hygiene. guys can do it and it's funny. yesterday we had a web casting video sarah did.
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watch how everyone got such a kick out of this guy. >> he sells these things. [ laughter ] >> all day long. >> my favorite is the leg lift. oh, my gosh. sorry, it's so juvenile of him, but let's do it again. >> guys do hate when women do that. >> women who don't wash their hands when they don't come back from the ladies room. >> another one, dirty talk in bed. >> men love that, apparently. >> men love that. >> that's what the survey says. >> survey says. all right, we have a rap on
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youtube or something like that, where parents who sometimes feel alone. they sort of feel like they were young once, now they have a child in diapers. anyways, we haven't seen it, so let's watch it. ♪ we used to be cool back in the day on the block ♪ ♪ watching pg-13 movies ♪ now we had a couple shorties, now we be rolling with our own little posse ♪ ♪ in the mini van or wagon ♪ let me throw it to mom ♪ i used to dress real cute, now i accessorize with food already chewed ♪ ♪ i walk through the mall trying to wrangle by brood ♪ ♪ dad, dad, he's the guy, never gets tired of playing ♪ ♪ he always pretends he needs another tie ♪ ♪ money doesn't grow on trees, why by the cow when the milk is free ♪ ♪ it hurts you as much as it
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hurts me ♪ ♪ if you want dessert, eat another veggie ♪ >> that's so cute. >> i love that video. >> so cute. you can tell it's two people thrilled to have those children. that's a happy family. but they probably don't live in the most promiscuous city in the country. >> checked out 5,000 sugar daddy members. >> what kind of a website is this? >> how many sexual partners they've had per year. >> would anybody be honest? 36 1/2. >> they asked their sugar daddy members, so whatever that means. anyway, here they are -- number five -- >> more than seven deemed promiscuous. >> five atlanta, four, oklahoma city. >> oklahoma city? >> yes, happens there too. >> three, las vegas, and birmingham, alabama? and the number one city is chicago, illinois. >> wow, wow, wow.
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must be very, very proud. what time is it, hoda? >> time for kathie lee's friday funny. >> all right, a man was concerned about his wife so he took her to the doctor for a physical. the man conferred with the doctor and said what's wrong with my wife? the doctor replied, sir, your wife has acute angina. i know, she's got great knockers too, but what's wrong with her? i thought you'd like that one. >> that was a good one. that was for the boys too. >> my mother has acute angina, i told her that joke the other day and she howled. time for our girl bobbie. >> coming to "scandalous" on saturday. >> bobbie, we are giving you hello kitty for president. >> much better choice than what
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we have. i will tell you. >> hello kitty fan. >> you're always giving us stuff. >> we love you. >> beauty is inside and out, so for your inner movie star, marilyn monroe is a new collection from mac and this is awesome. they have meticulously researched her colors she used to wear and have come up with beautiful packaging, really cool stuff. >> it's so soft. that's beautiful, bobbie. >> and for your inner rock star, fergie is a childhood friend of mine, when we were younger, she was in the drugstore picking up the dollar lipsticks from wet and wild. so she has a new collection from wet and wild that's really cool. the nail polishes are out now, but this is a sneak peek of what's coming out in january. then for your inner child, disney has teamed up with sephora with a collection of fairyta
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fairytale-like colors and perfume and this compass compact that is so precious. i love this. >> little girls will go crazy for this. >> everything is on >> hello kitty for president. we have a tri-day drink. zadini being served -- god bless you -- during new york city's festival party. >> moscoto rose and mango juice, easy. >> that's the point. the show may be over, guess what, week two desperate housewives separately today. still going strong. >> they are both fighting for a good cause. ♪ ♪ i woke up to a feeling ♪ every little thing has meaning ♪ ♪ i woke up to a light bulb on ♪ every little thing is possible now ♪ [ female announcer ] we've added a touch of philadelphia cream cheese
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actress marsha cross is best known for bri on the hit series "desperate housewives." >> now that it has ended, marcia
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has taken on global ambassador at global international to end a cycle of poverty for children. >> we're so happy you're with us today. >> drop-dead gorgeous. >> certainly do. >> because you're staying home with the kids and working for this wonderful organization? >> no, i'm not getting more sleep, somehow getting up with the kids is almost as -- >> hardest job in the world. >> why are you getting up, got to get me ready, them ready, breakfast, get them out the door. >> how old are they now? >> five and a half. going to kindergarten. >> how is life with "desperate housewives" in the rearview mirror now? >> you know, i actually am glad it's in the rearview mirror, because i was exhausted. maybe if i could take a year or two off and then go back to work, it would be okay. because i had my girls during the show, little bout with cancer with my husband during the show. you know, so it was a lot.
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i'm glad to slow it down a bit. >> that's the irony, isn't it, you get into acting because you want to play different roles, then you're in a hit series, same character, you're in a hit, all that security, but you have no other life. >> i think if you don't have kids and you're younger, it's great. you can just collapse on your days off and rest. >> no collapsing. >> eva was on a plane every other minute, but i wouldn't trade it. >> she still is. she's living a good life right now. >> you've been sinking your time and energies into this terrific organization that touches so close to your heart, doesn't it? >> the organization is called plan usa. i sponsored a child with them years and years ago and did a public service announcement for them. i said nobody knows about them. i would be happy to help you in any way i can, but not until the show's over. >> you knew what the commitment would be. >> the minute it was over, they
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were at my house saying where do you want to go, we want you to see what we do. i went to india over the summer. >> had you been before? >> never. >> what was it like? >> amazing. i went scared i'd see so much suffering i'd be overwhelmed, but the truth is, i saw what can happen when you actually care about people and you work with an organization that lives are changed, that these girls are given opportunities they never would have if not for plan. >> you adopt a child you'll probably never meet, but they keep you up to date on the progress of the child. >> tell you what's happening in the community. >> it's the same type of thing. >> they are just fantastic. and yesterday was the first international day of the girl, and they have an initiative called "because i am a girl campaign. if you go to, you can read about it, it's phenomenal. >> your girls, they know what
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you're up to, do they understand this whole concept? >> they do. i'm dosing in timing, don't want to say the world is unfair, girls are raped and tortured and working at ten years old. you have to slow it down. i'm trying to give them a little bit of an idea of the rest of the world. we've adopted five more children. and i want them to be connected, you know, with other people, so they grow up in a world they care about others, not just next door, but all around the world. >> it's the greatest gift you can give your children, compassion for others. your children are going to grow up blessed, privileged. greatest blessing in life is when you can pass it on. >> you're gorgeous. you give redheads a good name. thanks for the wonderful work you're doing. all right, kathie lee, sara is rounding up people across the street with questions for us. >> bring her here. bring her here. >> back after this. doorbell rings ]
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♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls. let the making begin. ♪ it is time for three, two, one live with sara haines hanging out with the crowd at the nbc experience store. >> what do you got, we're ready. >> first up, greer from north carolina. what's your question for the ladies? >> okay, kathie lee, i know you and frank have been married for over 20 years. it's my adorable husband and my ten-year anniversary. how do we keep the spark alive?
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>> spend as much time apart as possible and make sure he changes his track suit once in awhile. you know what, be each other's best friend. your children are going to end up gone some day and living their own lives. stay keep liking each other. it's so important, because you're going to end up together, hopefully. it's got to be with your best friend. >> that's the plan, thank you. >> happy anniversary. >> happy anniversary. next up we have patty from tennessee. >> hi, kathie lee and hoda. >> hi! >> these are my sisters and we're here from outside of knoxville, tennessee, and we were wondering what your favorite part about our state and if you are coming back to visit us. >> what was your favorite part? >> i love the warm embrace. i don't know when we've been hugged by so many strangers and embraced and loved. you put out the red carpet for us, and we loved it. >> one lady well into her 70s, people brought their babies, it
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was like a big americana picnic. we're grateful. won't be coming back real soon because we got to spread the love a little, if you know what i mean. we have a lot of people angry with us we didn't go to their state. we're going to have to make a worldwide tour. >> great. >> thank you, ladies, have fun in new york. >> one more quick one, sara. >> shirley from tennessee. >> no, michigan. >> kidding, michigan. >> yes, i'm here with my roommate from 46 years ago and we just wondered if you get together with your ex-roommates and if you do anything, see them? >> i see my old college friends occasionally. i was voted the messiest person on my dorm. >> imagine that. >> don't speak to me. >> imagine that. >> thank you, ladies. >> my dear friend lives in auburn, jantina, roommate, singing group. yes, we do. >> thanks, ladies. >> my friend karen fisher in
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it is 10:26. good morning. i'm marla tellez. we have much better news regarding the developing story in san francisco. muni service is back in business in the west portal neighborhood after being shutdown for more than five hours because of the early morning four-alarm fire at
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the squat & gobble restaurant on west portal. let's check in with mike for the latest. we will look at the delays getting into the city and check on the status around the area. here is the bay bridge toll plaza. look at the map. the east shore freeway with a great deal of recovery. slow at the incline. back in the city, i circled the area at the west portal station. the surface streets are recovering. 19th is looking better. that is better news as we head over to the area right around the tunnel which reopened. k, l and m lines back in service. we have the lines through 101 and palo alto with recovery going on here. we end with fremont where it looks better and well. marla. >> thank you, mike. we will look at the forecast after the break.
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10:29. welcome back. taking a live look at a dreary sky over oakland. we have showers and embedded thunderstorms still around. nothing heavy. we will continue the pattern this afternoon. we will have the seven-day forecast, a lot happening across the bay area, today at 11:00. let's check in with mike. >> i'll take it from here, christina. we will have more of the top stories as she mentioned coming up in 30 minutes. jon kelley and i and christina will see you at 11:00.
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today's style is brought to you by dsw. it's where you get those shoes. we are back on this friday with today's style and the best in blue jeans. the folks at people style watch tried on over 500 pairs of denim jeans. >> everyone's looking for this. here with some of the winners is the fashion director of "people" style watch. >> kate, happy fall. wow, so glad you did this. how many times did we try on jeans after jeans after jeans and not try the right one? >> so many great brands, but you have to know what to look for. >> what was your criteria? >> really focused on fit. that's the most important thing. you know, a lot of brands that aren't super expensive are doing jeans that fit really well. >> comfortable, then? >> comfortable and look good on
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different body types. >> start with the winner. curvy girl named jillian. >> we went for this kim kardashian was our inspiration, that perfect curvy figure. these jeans are from levi for $27. >> wow. >> fantastic. why this jean is so good on jillian's curvy figure is it's a higher rise, accenting the smaller waist. >> don't get the little muffin thing. >> exactly, but have more width at the bottom towards the hem to balance it out. the dark wash is a good idea and a little bit of stretch. just hug those curves. >> and the price is right. >> available at target. >> thanks, darling. >> thank you. >> if you are petite and you are lucky enough to look like chloe. >> exactly. or rachel, who was our celebrity inspiration, these jeans are from a/x, they are $98 and specifically meant for petite figure.
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they have a shorter inseam and that's important to look for. now jeans are available for tall body types, shorter, find the ones proportioned for you. why these are so great on chloe, the darker wash elongates her leg. again, it's meant for her body type. chloe, can you give us a little spin? >> the pocket in the back. >> you have a smaller pocket if you're petite. >> junk in my trunk. >> you know. these are perfect, perfect, perfect for chloe. >> thank you, sweetie. for girls plus sized, we have amanda coming out. >> great jeans out there for every body type, so we love these jeans from lucky brand. they are specifically for plus sized. they are $99. again, a little bit of a higher rise of the and we always believe that boot cut, when in doubt, boot cut is the way to go. >> why? >> it flatters every body type. it's interesting. why these are so good on amanda. >> elongates.
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she can wear a high heel and create a long silhouette. >> what's the price on those? >> $99. we wanted to focus on jeans under $100. >> thanks, amanda. next up for tall gals, lauren coming out. >> these are the rock star jeans for a reason. we took cameron diaz as our inspiration for this. old navy, $34. amazing, right? again, this is a jean that's specifically meant for somebody who's taller. she doesn't have to feel she's always wearing crop jeans. the lighter wash is better if you're taller, actually. it helps with the proportion. >> she looks great. >> thank you. >> thank you, lauren. all right, and we have dara coming out next. >> you know at "people style watch" we see a million photos with celebrities in jeans. turns out every celebrity is
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loving current elliot. >> is that because it's like an animal print on it? >> all the celebrities and everybody is loving print jeans right now. print and color. again, current elliot, these are about $200, more of an investment. >> love it. >> ladies, come on out. >> thank you, kate. >> nice job, thanks for doing the work to us. congratulations to all the winners. actor james denton is fighting the good fight with warriors in pink. >> he's with us after this. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] you know the difference between paying more
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october is breast cancer awareness month, and ford warriors in pink is showing their support by celebrating breast cancer survivors with its models of courage campaign. >> actor james denton is here with two breast cancer survivors, natalie young and nicole. welcome, everybody. >> thanks for having us. >> this is very close to home for you, right, james? >> yeah, and the more you talk about breast cancer, you realize how universal it is, friend or family. my wife's sister was diagnosed in december, and we started looking for some kind of a 501 that would help people with financial aid or something because they lost her income. >> lost her job. >> yeah, she was in nursing school. so we found the pink fund, which does just that. they help people financially on a short-term basis while they are in active treatment pay their bills and stuff like that. it's a great idea. >> natalie, how are ya? >> good, thank you. >> you're, obviously, very
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young. that kind of a diagnosis must have been like such a hammer when you heard it. >> it was a shock, 28 years old. taking a shower, i was actually the healthiest i'd been since high school. >> you're an athlete. i was working out, i was healthy. i'm 28 years old, no family history of it. >> how smart of you to realize something was wrong with you. >> i noticed it, and i had a nudge from my husband to go get it checked out. my personality was to watch it. he was the one who got me in the doctor's office the same day i found it. >> how are you feeling today? >> i'm great. >> you went on to have a -- >> double mastectomy and went through chemo. >> for you, chemo was something you feared. the weird thing about breast cancer, you don't really feel sick. you feel fine. it seems weird. everybody's looking at you funny, but chemo can make you sick. >> chemo, for me, is what made the whole breast cancer experience seem real with your
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hair falling out. everyone knows. >> you loved your -- >> i had long hair, loved my hair, it was a security blanket of sorts. so losing it and not having a choice in the matter or say in yes, i want to get it cut short, no, i don't, it was tough. it was hard to do that. >> you were blogging about it growing back, which is a nice way of it healing too. >> it's beautiful. >> thank you. it was what i was dreading most. i started a blog to take pictures every week to show myself i was making progress and my hair was coming back. it's helped tremendously. i can look back, even now i feel my hair is stuck and not growing, i can look back, oh, wow, it's grown quite a bit. >> i bet you've probably learned through the whole thing your hair doesn't define you, your character does. >> exactly. i've learned through the whole cancer experience, i have such a great support system and friends and family that love and support me through everything. >> james, it must be great to meet all these terrific women, huh? >> it really is fantastic.
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that's what my sister-in-law found, the more you talk about it, there used to be a stigma of losing your hair, wearing a scarf, but the more you talk about it, people see it as a badge of honor. and they pull for you, know you're fighting the fight. the more people talk about it, the more likely they are to get treatment and educated. >> the more you feel you're not alone. >> did your mom pass from breast cancer ten years ago? >> perfect example of somebody who didn't know. it was fear for her. she was really intelligent. had her master's from vanderbilt. she wasn't somebody who didn't know things, but cancer terrified her. she had a lump. her mom had a bad chemo experience 20 years before, so she decided if it wasn't cancer i'm not going to do anything about it and not going to tell anybody. we found out, it was too late. that was a matter of people not knowing enough about it. >> early detection. >> it is, it is. james, thanks. >> ladies, thank you. >> that t-shirt is hot. >> excellent on you. >> well, thank you. ford cares.
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now on happy halloween today, a collection of some kooky, fun gadgets and novelty items for your spooky celebration. >> scaring up these goodies is our favorite tech guy, steve greenburg. >> what's up with the ears? >> i can talk about it first. >> no, no, heaven forbid. >> save it, save it. look dorky until you tell us about it. >> first, a fog machine. can't have a halloween party without it. >> is it like humidity? >> no, no, no, it's not. i'm sure. >> i don't know if i believe
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you. >> cool lighting, got to have cool smoke. i'm going to turn it off. it's about $140. got to use a special liquid for it. >> it's not toxic, please, tell me. >> absolutely not, it's safe. next, this is from a company called -- >> only because they were there. >> company called necomimi. it is hard we'wired to your bra goes with your emotions. i'm alert, it goes up. sleepy, it goes down. >> your ears go down? >> are you kidding? >> up right now, doing a show with beautiful women. >> calm down. calm down. >> do they calm down? i'm too excited. okay. and you can also get them in the devil horn version as well. i'm going to pull them off right now. next, these are tongue tattoos. i think you should try them out. >> no, thank you. >> put them on your tongue for two seconds, pull them off. >> how long do they last? >> five minutes.
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>> somebody has a hot date. and -- >> there's -- >> what's more attractive than that? >> tongue tattoo. >> kids will love that. >> glow in the dark toilet paper. oh, very scary. you can make great mummies out of it, as well. very cool. >> my eyesight, i could appreciate that in the middle of the night. >> toilet paper roll. good purpose for that. look for it. talking toilet paper roll. other stuff from a company called next for a party, caramel apple, kids can get involved in it. don't have to be at the top of the stove, easy to do. dip them in here, roll them around. >> it's not hot enough. >> you get the idea. >> mr. tech guy. >> i'm not -- >> making it work.
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>> oh, nasty. i like it, though. >> nasty. >> what's wrong with you? >> took off those ears, really. >> this is indoor, flameless marshmallow roaster. you can make smores or whatever you want, but don't have to have burning fire. >> i don't see it. >> don't have time. next, bryce over here. >> look, bryce, so glad bryce is here. >> bryce is wearing scrub gloves. these are halloween gloves designed for cleaning outside and inside the pumpkin. >> that's a messy job. >> it is a messy job. always washing machine safe. >> eww! >> very scary, very scary. >> thank you, sweetie. >> fabricaweb caster gun. easy to do. >> shoot it? >> add spider webs to your motif at your party. >> is it easy to clean up? >> might be a little tricky to
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clean up. i did it in my house, it's a little messy. from these are light suits, you can actually wear these suits. i don't know how these show on television, but put these on, and you can get a little creativity there, get glasses, thing on your head. it's a neat way to go. creative. it's about $25. >> walking around, it will make the kids show up if there's traffic. >> absolutely. >> thank you. >> thank you. happy halloween. >> you, the little girl with the big voice. >> jackie evancho performs a song for us. first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ so... [ gasps ]
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♪ the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. at just 10 years old, jackie
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evancho wowed the world on "america's got talent." >> today she's out with her third studio album, "songs from the silver screen." >> here's jackie yvone evancho. have a fabulous weekend, everyone. see you at "scandalous" saturday night. bye, everyone. ♪ ♪
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